Republican Jason Peters has been elected for a second term to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors representing the Vinton Magisterial District. He defeated Democrat Ben Shepherd who was running for office for the first time.
Unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections show that Peters won the race in each of five precincts with a total of 3,456 votes (69 percent) to Shepherd’s 1,494 (29 percent). The results in each precinct were: North Vinton, Peters 562 votes, Shepherd 234; South Vinton, Peters 651, Shepherd 284; Lindenwood, Peters 1191, Shepherd 493; Bonsack, Peters 211, Shepherd, 87; and Mount Pleasant, Peters 697, Shepherd 345.
Peters ran on his strong record of economic development; he was instrumental in many projects both in Vinton and throughout the county during his first term in office and served as chairman of the board for two of those years.
He said he is grateful for the show of support from the voters and plans to work with other supervisors to continue to move Roanoke County forward.
Members of the Board of Supervisors in January 2018 will be Peters, Phil North serving the Hollins District, Joe McNamara from the Windsor Hills District, Martha Hooker representing Catawba, and George Assaid from Cave Spring.
Tim Greenway retained his seat on the Roanoke County School Board, running unopposed and garnering 4,522 votes. He has made significant contributions to the schools in Vinton and in Roanoke County during his time on the School Board, where he currently serves as chairman.
His fellow board members for the upcoming term will be Jason Moretz from the Windsor Hills District; Don Butzer, Catawba; Mike Wray representing Cave Spring; and David Linden from the Hollins District.