NEW: Three Incumbents, One New Face On Strasburg Council

Low Turnout For Town Races In Shendanoah County

Posted: May 7, 2014

Voters went to the polls Tuesday in Shenandoah County to elect council members in Strasburg, as well as mayor and council members for Edinburg and Woodstock, according to unofficial results from the Virginia State Board of Elections.

In Strasburg, all three incumbent council members seeking another four-year term — John Hall Jr., Donald Le Vine and Scott Terndrup — received enough votes in the five-candidate race for four seats to remain on the panel. Seth Newman took the remaining seat, while Edith Wallace did not receive enough votes to get elected.

Le Vine, 70, who has served two terms on the council, received the most votes with 275. Hall, 69, who became a councilman after winning a special election in November 2011, received the second-most votes, 274, and Newman, 51, who has served on the Planning Commission the past few years, garnered 259 votes for the third-most.

Terndrup, 61, who has served two terms on the council, received 249 votes to finish fourth and win another term.

Wallace, 65, who served on council from 1996 to 2008, received 100 votes.

A fourth incumbent, Councilwoman Sarah Mauck, decided not to seek a third four-year term.

Voter turnout was low as was the case Tuesday elsewhere in local elections around the central Valley. In Strasburg, 325 out of 3,939 registered voters, or 8 percent, turned out for the town election, according to the Shenandoah County Registrar’s Office.

Meanwhile, Woodstock and Edinburg council members were unopposed in their bids to seek re-election.

Council members Paje Cross, Frank Haun and Stephen Heishman were re-elected in Woodstock, while in Edinburg, council members Bradley Dellinger, Steven Wood and Fay Wymer won new terms.

Woodstock Mayor Jeremy McCleary ran unopposed, as did Edinburg Mayor Daniel Harshman.

Complete results can be found on the Virginia State Board of Elections website,

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