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Darrell Byers and Tony O'BrienThe make up of Fluvanna’s top governing body may change after the Nov. 7 election.

Four candidates submitted the necessary paperwork by the June 13 deadline to appear on the ballot for Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors.

Lake Monticello resident Darrell Byers is challenging incumbent Rivanna District Supervisor Tony O’Brien.

Current Supervisors Mike Sheridan (Columbia District) and Don Weaver (Cunningham District) are running unopposed.

Those who win the election will serve a four-year term from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021.

The Palmyra District seat, currently held by Supervisor Trish Eager, and the Fork Union District seat, currently held by Mozell Booker, will not open for another two years.

The Fluvanna Review asked the candidates to introduce themselves to voters and talk about their objectives for the next four years.
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Not one of the four candidates Fluvanna embraced in the June 13 primaries won the statewide election.

Fluvanna voters embraced Tom Perriello (Democrat for governor), Corey Stewart (Republican for governor), Susan Platt (Democrat for lieutenant governor), and Bryce Reeves (Republican for lieutenant governor).

By contrast, the following candidates will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot: Ralph Northam (Democrat for governor), Ed Gillespie (Republican for governor, Justin Fairfax (Democrat for lieutenant governor), and Jill Vogel (Republican for lieutenant governor).

Only 20 percent of Fluvanna’s voters chose to participate in the primaries. Of the county’s nearly 18,000 registered voters, about 3,600 cast a vote.

Is Fluvanna Democratic or Republican?
Virginian voters do not register as Democrats or Republicans and are free to vote in either primary, but they must choose only one. The following section refers to votes cast in the governor race.
About 2,100 Fluvanna residents voted in the Democratic primary and about 1,500 cast ballots for Republicans.

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School Board passes $39.6 million budget for upcoming year
Expects previous year-end surplus of $400,000 to $700,000

During its Wednesday (June 14) meeting the Fluvanna County School Board passed its initial fiscal year 2018 budget of $39.6 million, which encompasses the 2018-2019 school year, but not without a bit of dissent.

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Fluvanna sailor killed in USS Fitzgerald collision

Many across America worried when they heard that the USS Fitzgerald, a 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer, had collided with the ACX Crystal, a 29,000-ton container ship off the coast of Japan Saturday (June 17). Seven sailors were missing after the collision.

But in Palmyra the worry was more intense. Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, a Lake Monticello firefighter, was among the missing.

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VDOT hosts discussion on county’s third roundabout

Major changes are coming to the intersection of Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) and Route 618 (Lake Monticello Road). The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has unveiled plans to install a roundabout at that location by late 2020.

The plans were presented at a June 13 public meeting at Fluvanna County Public Library.

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