An independent candidate from Woodstock has won the District 4 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors.
With 46.81 percent of the vote, Bailey won with an 11-point margin over Republican candidate Steven Shaffer, a former school board member.
Bailey received 902 votes, Shaffer garnered 689 and Democratic candidate Emily Scott received 336.
Democratic candidate Emily Scott trailed far behind with 17.4 percent of the vote.
Bailey said her success is a win for the residents of Shenandoah County. People think the current board is not transparent enough, she said.
“I feel the people have won today, they’ve won their voice,” Bailey said. “They’re at the table to make decisions.”
Shaffer said Bailey’s victory took him by surprise.
“We’re certainly disappointed, we wanted to win, but obviously there’s an undercurrent that’s probably much bigger than what’s going on in Shenandoah County,” he said. “There’s an electorate that’s disappointed with … politics across the country.”
Scott could not be reached for comment.
The Daily News-Record will have a complete report in Wednesday's print and web editions.