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Campaign News: Gilbert, Obenshain Secure Re-nomination; GOP Convention to be held August 18th

June 16, 2011

More details later tonight, but the long and short of it–last night Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26) and Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15) secured their respective re-nomination by being the only candidates to file by the 5:00 p.m. registration deadline.

Additionally, the call to convention for the Shenandoah County Republican Party was issued at last night’s Republican Committee meeting. The convention is slated for August 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Central High School in Woodstock. Delegates will  be elected at mass meetings on the precinct level.

Currently, there are three announced candidates for the office of Commonwealth’s attorney: Mayor Jeremy McCleary of Woodstock, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ken Alger of Edinburg, and attorney Amanda McDonald Wiseley of Strasburg. Sheriff Tim Carter and Commissioner of Revenue Kathy Black are also seeking renomination and are not believed to be facing any opposition. Supervisors Steve Baker (District 2), David Ferguson (District 3) and Conrad Helsley (District 6) have not yet announced their intention to seek re-election, but all are well within their boundary lines after redistricting and at least Baker and Helsley are widely believed to be seeking renomination. No opponents have announced as of this posting.

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