Newcomer Sue Sadler will join the James City County Board of Supervisors in January after securing the Stonehouse seat from longtime representative Jim Kennedy, according to unofficial election results.
Vote totals from the Virginia Department of Elections show that Sadler, a Republican, leads the ballot count with 2,221 votes, or 57.76 percent.
Kennedy, who ran as an independent after leaving the Republican party during his last term, has earned 1,618 votes, or 42.08 percent.
All election results are considered unofficial until a formal results review, which begins Wednesday, is completed and all provisional ballots are counted.
Sadler celebrated her victory at Williamsburg National Golf Club with the James City County Republicans on Tuesday night.
“I’m blessed to have so much support and love from my family, my babies, my friends,” Sadler said. “I’m just so thankful to everybody for their hard work”
Sadler, a regular commenter at Board of Supervisors meetings, decided to run for the Stonehouse seat because she believes the county is on track to become “very unaffordable” in the future.
In an interview with WYDaily, Sadler said she would work toward creating a strategic plan and a public facilities master plan, promoting transparency and restoring a citizen-friendly public comment period.
Kennedy was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1999 but lost the seat to former supervisor Andy Bradshaw in 2003. He took the seat back in 2007 and faced no opponents in 2011.
|P. “Sue” Sadler||2,221||57.76%|
|James G. “Jim” Kennedy||1,618||42.08%|
# AB – Central Absentee Precinct
|P. “Sue” Sadler||62||45.26%|
|James G. “Jim” Kennedy||75||54.74%|
401 – STONEHOUSE A
|P. “Sue” Sadler||606||62.22%|
|James G. “Jim” Kennedy||366||37.58%|
402 – STONEHOUSE B
|P. “Sue” Sadler||863||55.64%|
|James G. “Jim” Kennedy||685||44.17%|
403 – STONEHOUSE C
|P. “Sue” Sadler||690||58.33%|
|James G. “Jim” Kennedy||492||41.59%|
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