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Fifth District Research

Amelia County

There are three of five seats up for election in Amelia County in the eastern portion of the district. The 2020 Census for Amelia counted 13,265 and the latest forecasts from the Weldon Cooper Center project the county growing to 15,292 by 2050.

District 1 is currently held by David Monroe Felts Jr. who won a special election in 2020 with 990 votes, or 74 percent of the vote. Prior to his election, the seat was held by Thomas Randall Gleason who ran twice unopposed in 2015 and 2019. Paul Hill has filed paperwork to run in 2023.

District 3 is currently held by Shaun Blair Weyant who ran with no formal opposition. He garnered 82.1 percent of the 983 votes cast. Before that, this seat was held by the same person for four consecutive terms.

District 4 is currently held by Howard Joseph Easter Jr. who also ran unopposed. Easter received 67.9 percent of the vote.

All candidates ran as independents.

Amherst County

Three of the five districts in Amherst Council will be on the ballot in November 2023. Amherst County is between Lynchburg and Nelson County and is home to Sweet Briar College. The U.S. Census counted 31,307 people in 2020 and the Weldon Cooper Center forecasts anticipate 28,805 in 2050.

Independent William Thomas Martin was elected to his first term District 1 in 2019 with 98.6 percent. The person who won in 2015 did not seek re-election.

When Lemuel James Ayers III won election in District 3 in 2015, he did so as a write-in candidate who got 59.9 percent of the vote against two people were on the ballot. Ayers was an official candidate in 2019, but he was the only one listed at the polls. He got 93.2 percent that year. Ayers also sought the Republican nomination to the House of Delegates District 24 seat in 2018 and lost by one point to Ronnie Campbell. Ayers ran for Supervisor as an independent.

David Winston Pugh Jr. has never faced formal opposition in his three previous campaigns for the District 4 seat as a Republican. He got 99.3 percent of the vote in 2011, 90.9 percent in 2015, and 98.3 percent in 2019.

Appomattox County

There are three out of five districts up for election in Appomattox County next year. Located to the east of Lynchburg, the U.S. Census counted 16,119 people and Weldon Cooper projects that growing to 19,163 by 2050.

One of the seats is for the Appomattox District which is held by William Harvey Hogan. He won election as a write-in in 2015 with 253 of the 281 votes cast. That’s 90 percent. Hogan was on the ballot in the 2019 election as an independent and won 1,059 of the total votes cast.

Another other district with a seat on the ballot is the Falling River District. In 2019, Independent John Frederick Hinkle defeated incumbent Chad Everett Miller with 54.7 percent of the 1,218 votes cast.

There’s also the Wreck Island District where Independent Trevor Lynn Hipps defeated incumbent Bryan Ashley Moody with 808 votes to 324 votes. Moody ran unopposed in 2015. [1]

Bedford County

Four of the seven magisterial districts in Bedford County are on the ballot in 2023. Only the eastern portion of Bedford is in the Fifth District, but this newsletter covers the whole county all the same. Thanks to the Virginia Public Access Project for helping me fill in some of the details with this one.

Republican Mickey Mark Johnson won election to District 1 in 2019 with 1,996 of the 2,025 votes counted.

In District 5, Thomas Wayne Scott ran unopposed in 2015 and 2019, but he won election in 2011 against an opponent. Scott received 618 of the 1,024 votes cast.

In District 6, Independent Robert Wesley Davis defeated incumbent Andrew David Dooley in a close race. Davis got 51.4 percent of the 2,605 votes cast. Dooley was elected as a Republican in 2015 after winning the Republican primary. That year there was no one else on the general election ballot. Dooley spent more than Davis

In District 7, Republican Tamara Fuller Parker defeated incumbent Kevin Stuart Willis 1,860 votes to 1,591 votes. Willis had been elected as a Republican in 2015 after defeating Parker in the primary that year. Parker was elected as a Republican in 2011 with 63.4 percent of the vote.

There are 16,824 people living in Buckingham County on the south side of the James River according to the 2020 U.S. Census. The Weldon Cooper Center projections for 2050 show that growing slowly to 17,218 in 2050.

Buckingham County

It appears that all seven seats on the Board of Supervisors are up every four years.

In District 1, Republican Dennis Harold Davis Jr. won election in a special election in 2021. He was unopposed and captured 96.8 percent of the 849 votes cast.

In District 2, Independent Donald E. Bryan was elected unopposed in 2011 and then defeated a challenger in 2015 with 72.1 percent of the 262 votes cast. Bryan run unopposed in 2019 and got 94.6 percent of the 333 votes cast.

In District 3, Republican Don Matthews won election to the District 3 seat in 2015 defeating an independent candidate with 52.4 percent of the 487 votes cast. In 2019, Matthews had two independent challengers and still got a majority of the 829 votes cast.

In District 4, Democrat Thomas Jordan Miles defeated incumbent Edward Morgan Dunnavunt in 2019 with two-thirds of the 874 votes cast. The Virginia Public Access Project lists Miles as a candidate for the new House District 56.

Independent Harry W. Bryant won election to District 5 in 2015 over a Republican candidate with 55.7 percent of the 379 of the total votes cast. Bryant was unopposed in 2019.

In District 6, Independent Joe Chambers Jr. has been on the Board of Supervisors since at least 2003. The Department of Elections online records for local races only go back to 2000. Chambers ran unopposed in 2003, 2007, 2015, and 2019. In 2011 he ran as a Democrat and won against a write-in candidate who got 29.1 percent of the 581 votes cast.

Danny R. Allen was first elected to District 7 in 2007 when he won 56.2 percent of the vote against a Democratic candidate on the ballot. He has not faced opposition in any election since.

Sean Tubbs is an area journalist who is excited about the future of cvillepedia as a community resource.


Campbell County

Campbell County has a population of 55,696 according to the 2020 Census. The Weldon Cooper Center forecast projects that figure increasing to 59,501 over the next 28 years.

There are four out of seats up in Campbell County.

Independent Arthur Dale Moore won election to the Altavista District in a special election in 2018. He won with 45.8 percent of the 2,880 votes cast against two other independents. The next year, Moore defeated John Everette Tucker, who had also run in 2018. Moore got 52.5 percent of the vote to Tucker’s 47.3 percent.

In the Concord District, Independent Matt Cline defeated incumbent Eddie Gunter, Jr. in the 2019 election with 57.2 percent of the 2,216 votes cast. Gunter had served since at least 2003 when he faced no opposition. He was challenged in each subsequent election running as a Republican in 2007, an independent in 2011, 2015, and 2019.

Independent Kenneth Ray Brown defeated two other candidates in the 2019 election for the Spring Hill District. Brown won with 1,098 of the 1,977 votes cast.

In 2019, independent Steven Wilson Shockley regained his seat as the Sunburst District representative. Shockley first won election in 2007 when he ran as a Republican and received 56.1 percent of the 997 votes cast. He won again in 2011 but did not run in 2015. That was the year that Bob Good won election to his one term in the seat.

Charlotte County

Charlotte County is located southeast of Lynchburg in the eastern portion of the Fifth District. It’s the second smallest jurisdiction with a 2020 U.S. Census count of 11,259 people. The Weldon Cooper Center projects a decline in population to 9,234 in 2050.

Will Douglas Garnett won election to the Bacon-Saxe District in 2019 with 51.2 percent of the 541 votes cast. Garnett ran as an independent and defeated Republican Jonathan Shane Newcombe.

Republican Gary D. Walker has held the County Seat District seat since at least 2003. He did not have opposition that year, nor in 2007, 2011, 2015, or 2019.

The same cannot be said of Garland H. Hamlett, Jr in the Drake’s Branch District. He has faced opposition in every year he’s run from 2003 to 2019. In 2019, he easily defeated a write-in candidate with 63.4 percent of the 530 votes cast.

In 2019, there were four candidates on the ballot for the open seat in the Cullen-Red District. Melvin Anthony Reeves secured 40.2 percent of the 604 votes cast. Nancy Carwile held the seat for many years before not running that year.

Cumberland County

Cumberland County has the smallest population of any locality in the Fifth District with a U.S. Census count of 9,675 people. The Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia project that will decline by about 600 people by 2030 before climbing back slightly to 9,354 by 2050.

All five seats are on the ballot in the November 2023 election. Let’s take a look back at the most recent election in 2021.

In District 1, independent Brian Randolph Stanley won a first term against a Republican candidate with 65.5 percent of the 670 votes cast.

In District 2, Republican Ronald Richard Tavernier defeated independent incumbent Lloyd Banks, Jr with 60.6 percent of the 685 votes. Banks himself had defeated an incumbent in 2015, and that incumbent also won against an incumbent in 2011. So, a competitive seat!

In District 3, independent Eurika Venise Tyree was the only candidate on the ballot and received 82.3 percent of the 548 votes cast. This is her first term.

In District 4, Republican Clifford Eugene Brooks defeated an independent candidate with 68.7 percent of the 617 votes cast. This is his first term.

In District 5, independent Robert Kenyon Saunders Jr. defeated an independent incumbent Park Haze Wheeler with 60.1 percent of the 576 votes cast. Wheeler was first elected in 2011 with no opposition that year or in 2015.

Fluvanna County

The Weldon Cooper Center projects more growth for Fluvanna County than in the other localities in today’s installment. The U.S. Census has a count of 27,249 in 2020 and the demographers at the University of Virginia Project that increasing to 35,124 by 2025.

Two of the five seats on the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors are up for election.

Mozell Booker has held the Fork Union seat since 2007 when she defeated Republican John E. Easter II with 61.8 percent of the vote. She had a closer race in 2011 against independent James Lee Tew with 54.5 percent of the vote. Booker was unopposed in 2015 and 2019.

Patricia Eager has held the Palmyra District seat since being elected in 2015 when she defeated John Young Gooch with 58.3 percent of the 972 votes cast. She ran unopposed in 2019.

Goochland County

All seats on 2023 ballot in Goochland County The U.S. Census in 2020 recorded 24,727 people in Goochland County. The Weldon Cooper Center projects the population will climb to 27,339 in 2030 and 34,742 people by 2050.

All seats are on the ballot next year.

The District 1 seat is currently held by Republican Susan Fouche Lascolette. She was first elected in 2011 when she defeated incumbent Andrew William Pryor with 51.6 percent of the 1,410 votes cast that year. Lascolette had no opposition in 2015 but defeated a Democratic candidate in 2019 with 57.1 percent of the 1,847 ballots cast.

In District 2, Republican Neil Gerald Spoonhower beat an independent challenger with 53.9 percent of the vote. The seat was won by a Republican in 2011 who defeated an independent who had held the seat since at least 2003.

In District 3, Republican John Leonard Lumpkins, Jr. won in a special election in which he faced no opposition. He went on to win the seat for a full-term in 2019 and also faced no opposition on the ballot.

The District 4 seat is currently vacant due to the death earlier this year of Supervisor Donald Edward Sharpe. He had been elected to a first term in 2019. Charlie Vaughters was appointed to the position on November 1.

Republican Kendall Cox Peterson has been the Supervisor in District 5 since 2011 when he faced no opposition. That was also the case in 2015 and 2019. He received 98.6 percent of the 2,376 votes cast in the most recent election.

Halifax County

The U.S. Census Bureau counted 34,022 in Halifax County in 2020. That number could drop substantially in coming decades if projections from the Weldon Cooper Center come to pass. They forecast a 2030 figure of 31,347 and a 2050 figure of 27,576.

In District 1, Calvin Richard Short was elected with no opposition. He received 95.8 percent of the 1,147 votes cast.

In District 4, independent Ronnie Eugene Duffey defeated incumbent Dennis Graham Witt. Duffey got 52.9 percent of the 1,352 votes cast. Witt had won in 2015 with no opposition.

In District 5, Republican Dean Evan Throckmorton beat an independent candidate with 69.3 percent of the 1,317 votes cast.

In District 7, independent Garland Bennett Ricketts won election in both 2015 and 2019 with no opposition. In 2019, he received 98.5 percent of the 1,311 votes cast.

In District 8, independent William Bryant Claiborne has served since at least 2003. The State Department of Elections’s online records don’t start until 2000. According to those records, Claiborne has only faced opposition once and that was in 2011 when he received 68.4 percent of the 916 votes. In 2019, Claiborne received 670 of the 682 votes cast.

Voters across the entire county select a tie-breaker. Wayne Smith was elected to the position in the recent election. (this paragraph was updated with correct information shortly after publication)

Hanover County

There are seven members on the Board of Supervisors.

The Ashland District seat is held by Democrat Faye Oliff Prichard who won a contested election in 2015 and received 63.3 percent of the vote against Republican Weatherford Wallace Stokes. Prichard had no opposition in 2019.

Republican Joseph Robert Monolo won election this November to the Beaverdam District seat that had been vacated when Aubrey Mae Stanley, Jr died in late 2021. Stanley, a Republican, had held the seat since at least 2003 when he defeated a Democratic candidate.

Republican Angela Christine Kelly-Wiecek has held the Chickahominy District seat since 2011 when she won against an independent for an open seat. She got 62.9 percent of the 3,093 votes cast. The Virginia Public Access Project indicates Danielle Greishaber Floyd will make a challenge

Francis Michael Herzberg IV won a Republican primary against three other candidates in 2019 and went on to defeat Democrat James Patrick Doran II for the Cold Harbor District.

Republican Sean Michael Davis won election to the Henry District in 2019 with 57.8 percent over his Democratic challenger. He faced no opposition in 2015 but defeated an independent candidate in 2019 with 74 percent of the 5,850 votes cast.

Republican Canova Peterson IV was first elected to the Mechanicsville District in 2011 with 51.2 percent of the vote against an independent candidate. He defeated a Democrat in 2015 with 53.7 percent of the vote. Peterson faced a Republican challenger in 2019 and won the primary with 58.8 percent of the 791 votes cast. He faced no challenger in the general election that year.

The Virginia Public Access Project lists Ryan Hudson as a candidate in the Republican nomination contest.

Republican Susan Purvis Dibble won an open seat for the South Anna District in 2019 with 62.3 percent of the 5,645 votes cast. Democrat Clara James Scott was her opponent.

Louisa County

The U.S. Census Bureau counted 37,596 people in 2020 in Louisa County, a community just to the east of Charlottesville. The Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia projects that number will grow steadily with an increase to 41,436 in 2030 and 52,706 in 2050. Both Louisa and Fluvanna are planning for additional residential density at Zion Crossroads with a waterline from the James River in the planning stages.

In the Cuckoo District, Willie L. Gentry Jr. has been the Supervisors since at least 2003 which is as far back as the online records for the Virginia Department of Elections go. In that year, Gentry defeated his opponent with 56.4 percent of the 966 votes cast. Since then, he has never faced opposition on the ballot. The number of write-in candidates each year has incrementally increased from 12 in 2007 to 43 in 2019.

Republican Toni Williams, Jr. has represented the Jackson District since 2015 when he garnered 57.4 percent of the 1,099 votes cast that year. In 2019, he defeated his opponent with 64 percent of the 1,695 votes case.

In 2019, Independent Eric Purcell ran unopposed in an open seat in the Louisa District with 96.3 percent of the 1,465 votes cast. Purcell also served one term after being elected in 2003 in a three-way race in which he got 42.1 percent of the 1,213 votes cast.

Lunenburg County

Lunenburg County is the third smallest jurisdiction in the Fifth District with a 2020 count of 11,936 people. The Weldon Cooper Center sees that falling over the next few decades with a projected 9,441 in 2050.

There are seven seats on the Board of Supervisors and three are up for election next November.

Republican Charles Randolph Slayton has held the District 4 (Rehobeth) seat since 2007 when he received 332 of the 333 votes cast that year in a race where he was the only one on the ballot. He was also unopposed in 2011 and 2015. In 2019, Slayton faced an independent candidate and won with 67.7 percent of the 517 votes.

Democrat Edward Washington Pennington has been representing District 5 (Love’s Mill) since at least 2001 when he was the lone candidate on the ballot for a special election. He won election again in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. Pennington has never faced an opponent.

Democrat Alvester L. Edmonds has been the Supervisor for District 6 (Alvester Edmonds) since at least 2003 when he got 344 out of the 357 votes cast. He only faced opposition in 2011 when he defeated an independent candidate with 74.1 percent of the vote.

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County is between Lunenburg County and the North Carolina border. There were 30,319 residents as of the U.S. 2020 Census. If the population projections from the Weldon Cooper Center are any indication, that number will drop sharply to 25,059 in 2050.

Future decisions will be made by the nine member Board of Supervisors. All seats are up for election in the fall.

In District 1, independent Andy Roberson Hargrove won election in 2011 with 52.6 percent of the 908 ballots cast. He ran unopposed in 2015 and 2019.

Glanzy Spain has represented District 2 since at least 2003 when the Virginia Department of Elections’ online records date back. In that time, Spain has never faced opposition of more than six write-in votes. He died on December 22, 2022. [2]

The past two elections in District 3 have pitted two Tanners against each other. Evans Dan Tanner Jr. was elected in 2003, 2007, and 2011 with no opposition. In 2015, Thomas Christoper Tanner mounted an opposition campaign along with another candidate. Evans Tanner won that year with 36.7 percent of the vote. Four years later, Thomas Christopher Tanner defeated the incumbent in a two-way race with 53.2 percent of the 846 votes cast.

Claudia Hubbard Lundy won a special election in District 4 in 2010 in which she was unopposed. She was re-elected in 2011 and 2015 with 100 percent of the vote. In 2019, there were 16 write-in votes.

District 5 has another long-term incumbent. Independent Glenn E. Barbour has held the seat since 2001 when he won in a special election and received 100 percent of the votes. There was no opponent on the ballot in 2003, 2007, 2011, or 2015. In 2019, Barbour fended off a fellow independent with 58.2 percent of the 808 votes cast.

In District 6, independent Patrick Sterling Wilkinson won in a special election with 96.1 percent of the 1,224 votes cast. There was no opposition either in 2019 when he received 98 percent of the 803 votes cast.

James David Jennings has held the District 7 seat since 2000 when he won with no opposition. That was also the case in 2003, 2007, 2015, and 2019. Jennings’ only electoral challenge came in 2011 when he received 66.2 percent of the 845 votes cast.

In District 8, David Allen Brankley won election in a three way race in which he got 37.5 percent of the 1,087 votes cast. He won 99.7 percent of the vote in 2015 in an uncontested race and had a challenger in 2019. Brankley fended off a challenger in 2019 with 61 percent of the 928 votes cast.

Charles Ervin Jones, Jr. won the District 9 seat in a three-way race in which he obtained 44.3 percent of the 979 votes cast.

Nelson County

First, a look at the demographics of a community whose local government advertises the place as “The Sunny Side of the Blue Ridge.” The U.S. Census count for 2020 is 14,775 and the Weldon Cooper Center shows that declining to 14,438. A review of the Comprehensive Plan is currently underway with the Berkley Group leading the way.

Barton’s South District seat is up again this year. The Democrat defeated incumbent Republican Larry Dale Saunders in 2019 with 560 votes to 510 votes.

In the West District, James David Parr won election in 2019 with no opposition on the ballot. There were 15 write-in votes among the 972 ballots cast.


I use cvillepedia to keep track of recent history in Charlottesville and Albemarle County with an eye toward helping the community be a better place. The site is a fantastic resource that allows me to confirm when certain decisions were made by Charlottesville City Council or the Board of Supervisors. I have covered so many meetings and write so many stories that I need cvillepedia to serve as my institutional memory.

Nottoway County

There are 15,642 people in Nottoway County. Or at least, there were that many counted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2020. The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia shows that declining to 15,210 in 2030, 14,945 in 2040, and 14,903 in 2050.

Steve Bowen has represented District 1 since 2007 when he won election in a three-way race. In that year, he got 61.3 percent of the 737 votes cast. He only faced electoral opposition in that year and has been unopposed ever since.

John Roark was elected to represent District 2 in 2019 when he fended off two other candidates. Roark received 511 of the 903 votes cast that year.

Helen Simmons won election to District 3 in a special election in 2014 when she defeated a fellow independent 463 votes to 232 votes with one write-in. Simmons was unopposed in 2015 but in 2019 she defeated Daphne Norton in a very close race. Running as a Democrat that year, Simmons got 401 of 794 votes with Norton getting 390.

Sherman Vaughn has held the District 4 seat since at least 2003 when he ran unopposed. He also faced no opposition in 2007, 2011, and 2015. In 2019 there was a race. Running as a Democrat, Vaughn got 504 votes to 400 votes for independent April Marie Wright. There were four write-ins.

Noel Richard Shekleton was elected unopposed to District 5 in 2015 and 2019 but died in March 2020. His widow, Lynn, won a special election in 2020 against two other candidates. She received 46 percent of the vote with another independent getting 41.2 percent. A third candidate got 12.1 percent.

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  1. Web. Looking ahead to the 2023 elections, Sean Tubbs, Newsletter article, Town Crier Productions, November 29, 2022, retrieved January 1, 2023.
  2. Web. Deacon Glanzy Moore Spain, Jr., retrieved January 7, 2023.