There will be a few local political races to watch this year in Louisa County.
Troy Painting submitted paperwork by the June 11 deadline to challenge Major Donald Lowe in the contest for sheriff. Painting, of Bumpass, is a contractor and president of the Louisa Little League.
Other challengers include Bernie Hill and Jessie Shupe, who will battle incumbent Toni Williams and Eric Purcell, respectively, for the supervisors’ seats in the Jackson and Louisa districts. The contest for commissioner of the revenue will be between acting Commissioner Stacey Fletcher, Charles Rosson and Dan Braswell.
No one filed by the deadline to run against Supervisor Willie Gentry (Cuckoo district) or for any of the three school board seats. Gentry will be on the ballot, as will school board incumbents Billy Seay, Stephen Harris and Frances Goodman (Louisa, Cuckoo and Jackson districts).
Also running unopposed for re-election are Treasurer Henry Wash and Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire.
Steve Lucas and Grosvenor Merle-Smith are candidates for Louisa County’s two open seats on the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District board (see related article in this week’s edition).