West Point’s local election results are in. Here’s who will hold Town Council, School Board seats

Em Holter, The Daily Press
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On Election Day, West Point residents came to the polls to cast their ballots for federal, state and local candidates.

With write-in, in-person and absentee ballots in, Virginia remained blue as incumbents held onto their seats and voters chose former Vice President Joe Biden to represent them in the presidential seats.

As for West Point’s local elections, incumbent Town Council members held onto their seats. The town’s School Board will have a few new faces to fill the two vacant seats.

School Board

With three candidates on the ballot and two seats to fill, West Point residents Laura Shreaves and Cherwanna Braxton won the two School Board seats.

The two precincts have reported the votes and results are unofficial until certified by the state Board of Elections.

With 1,029 totaled votes, West Point resident Laura Shreaves secured one of the positions with 40.8% of the votes.

With more than 30 years of experience in human resources, Shreaves said she will continue to uphold the division’s successes and work to make it better all with a level-head.

The other available seat proved to be a tight race. But, with a margin of 38 votes, Cherwanna Braxton defeated Ron Kirkland for the seat with nearly 30% of the vote, the Virginia Board of Elections reports.

Braxton said she will bring diversity to the board and as a nurse, her biggest goal is safety.

While serving on the board, Braxton said she will keep the school division safe not only this time but in the future.

Town Council

With 1,123 votes, Vice Mayor Deborah Ball will retain her position.

With 22 years of experience, Ball first served on the Town Council before running for vice mayor, a position she’s held for 12 years.

In her career, Ball said she has helped make decisions that have led to a strong revenue base. In her next term, she plans to improve some of the town’s ongoing projects including the riverwalk, safe routes to schools and improved sidewalks.

With 1,051 votes, 24.78% of the total, incumbent Jack Lawson will serve another term on the Town Council.

For 26 years, Lawson has served on the Town Council and Lawson said West Point has become a better place since he took office.

This term, Lawson said he will continue to support local businesses, promote growth and keep taxes affordable.

With 1,230 of the votes, incumbent Christopher Vincent will retain his seat.

Incumbent Robert Lawrence will serve his second term on the council after receiving 812 votes.

Lawrence said he chose to run because he is looking forward to continuing the town’s success by working closely with the community and the council.

For the town’s full election results, visit bit.ly/3esjhpR.

Em Holter, emily.holter@virginiamedia.com, 757-256-6657, @EmHolterNews.

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