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Waynesboro elects Showalter, Egleston to state soil and water conservation board

Crystal Graham
Heathstone Dam
File photo. Hearthstone Lake from atop its recently rehabilitated dam. Photo courtesy Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

A contested write-in campaign for the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board in Waynesboro saw the Republican-endorsed Todd Showalter win the seat.

According to the Waynesboro registrar Lisa Jeffers, the electoral board completed its canvass on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and certified Showalter to the Soil and Water Conservation Directors, Headwaters District, for the City of Waynesboro.

Showalter had the support of the local Republican committee with representatives out at polling locations encouraging voters to write him in. There were also signs at the polling locations showing support for Showalter.

Sharon VanName had also expressed interest in the open seat. VanName has been active in the Waynesboro Democratic Committee and has spoken in favor recently of a rental inspection program in the city.

DuBose Egleston, who was on the ballot, was also elected to the board.

According to its website, the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board was established to help guide the delivery of soil and water conservation services to citizens of Virginia. The board is supported mainly by DCR staff for programs covering soil and water conservation and dam safety and floodplain management.

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.