By Carol Vaughn —
Voters in 92 Virginia towns, including on the Eastern Shore, elected council members and mayors Tuesday.
In Accomack County, the towns of Belle Haven, Chincoteague, Hallwood, Keller, Onancock, Parksley, Saxis, Tangier, and Wachapreague held elections.
In Belle Haven, George H. Ludlow Jr., who was unopposed, was elected mayor with 27 votes, according to unofficial results.
Elected to town council were Edwin R. Long, O. Zach Pase, Larry W. Baxter; Douglas R. Wehner, and Elizabeth M. Pase. Hoge Allen Floyd III was elected recorder.
In Chincoteague, J. Arthur Leonard was elected to a second term as mayor with 706 votes. There were 53 write-in votes.
Elected to town council were Denise P. Bowden, William T. “Bill” McComb Jr., and Gene Wayne Taylor, and, in a special election, Christopher Duer Bott will keep his seat on council, to which he was appointed.
In Hallwood, J. W. “Jackie” Poulson Jr., who was unopposed, will remain mayor. He received 25 votes.
Elected to town council were Claude M. Linton, Pamela G. Riffey, Elwood Stanley Young. Timothy C. Clougherty Sr., Stephanie A. Clougherty, and John W. Smith Jr.
In Keller, S. Beth Jackson Hart, who was unopposed, was elected mayor with 14 votes.
Elected to town council were Rose Ann Moore, Janis S. Wingfield, Carole Anne Elliott, Claire T. Nutter, Teresa E. Guy, and Linda A. Guy.
In Onancock, Fletcher D. Fosque, who was unopposed, was elected to another term as mayor with 116 votes.
Elected to town council were Maphis M. Oswald, Robert J. Bloxom, and Ray E. Burger III.
In Parksley, Frank A. Russell II was elected mayor in a contested race. Russell received 125 votes to 81 votes for Ronnie Wayne Marshall Jr.
Elected to towns council were Dana T. Bundick, Richard A. “Ricky” Taylor, and Francis D. “Sam” Welch.
In Saxis, Denise L. Drewer was elected to another term as mayor with 39 votes, in an uncontested race.
Elected to town council were Aubrey Lee Miles Jr., Jan Rae Foerster, Donna M. Croushore, Wayne E. McCleary, Darrell D. Marshall, and Richard M. Byrd.
On Tangier, James W. “Ooker” Eskridge was elected to another term as mayor with 98 votes, in an unopposed race.
Elected to town council were Norwood C. Evans, Paul R. McCready, Cynthia S. Wheatley, Timothy Thomas Trumble, Isaiah James McCready, and William Tommy Eskridge III.
In Wachapreague, Fred M. Janci Jr. will serve again as mayor. He received 39 votes in an unopposed race.
Elected to town council were Robert G. WIlliams, Art R. Thornton Jr., Sandie M. Puchalski, Robert F. Bilicki, Margo M. Digan, with a sixth member to be determined by write-in vote.