Mineral District voters usher in new supervisor

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Stephanie Koren, second from left, celebrates a hard-won battle with campaign volunteers at Pizza Hut in Louisa after a grueling eight-month-bid for the Louisa County Board of Supervisors Mineral District seat, long held by Willie Harper, current chairman of the board.

Stephanie Koren, second from left, celebrates a hard-won battle with campaign volunteers at Pizza Hut in Louisa after a grueling eight-month-bid for the Louisa County Board of Supervisors Mineral District seat, long held by Willie Harper, current chairman of the board.

The preliminary results of the General Election are in with clear winners in Louisa’s contested seats—Mineral District Board of Supervisors race and the Green Springs District School Board face-off.

Stephanie Koren, a newcomer to the political scene in Louisa County, swept the Mineral district’s three-way race, beating incumbent Willie Harper and contender Mark Alberts. Koren collected 657 of the Mineral District’s votes, while Harper claimed 492 and Alberts secured 263 of the total votes.

Brian Huffman, the incumbent in the Green Springs district school board contest, won his challenge by a landslide claiming 1,127 votes versus contender Tyler Pieron’s 320.

In the statewide race, Louisa County favored a Republican ticket. Republican Ken Cuccinelli walked away with 5,376 votes, versus Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s 3,546.  Rob Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate in the gubernatorial race, claimed 971. Statewide, McAuliffe won the gubernatorial race by about two percent over Cuccinelli.  Sarvis obtained about seven percent of the total vote statewide.

In the Lieutenant Governor challenge, Republican E.W. Jackson took 5,329 of the vote in Louisa, compared to 4,471 for Democrat Ralph Northam. Republican Mark Obenshain secured 5,901 Louisa votes, versus 3,907 for Democrat Mark Herring.

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 7 edition of The Central Virginian.

 

 

 

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