Seay files as independent to face McKeel in Jack Jouett race; Two apply to replace Dumler
All three of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors races in this year’s general election will be contested.
Phillip Seay submitted paperwork with the Albemarle County registrar Tuesday, the final day candidates could file to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.
“Seay has filed with us all the necessary paperwork to be an independent candidate for the Board of Supervisors seat in the Jack Jouett District,” said Registrar Jake Washburne.
Washburne said Seay submitted about 250 signatures, more than double the amount required. However, his petition cannot be verified until today because Seay did not change his voter registration to reflect his residency in the Jack Jouett District until Tuesday.
Until then, he was a resident of the Rio District.
“It’s OK as long as we have his voter registration on file before the filing time,” Washburne said. “But we can’t enter him into the system and update status until tomorrow.”
Seay is the director of First Tee Charlottesville, a nonprofit that promotes citizenship by educating children about the sport of golf. He could not be reached for comment.
For his candidacy, Seay is listing a home he owns with Glenna Slosson on Squirrel Path. The structure is just outside of the right of way for the Western Bypass of U.S. 29.
If his candidacy is validated, Seay will face fellow independent Diantha McKeel to succeed Dennis S. Rooker as the Jack Jouett District supervisor. No Republican candidates are seeking the seat. Rooker chose not to seek a fourth term.
McKeel is currently serving her fourth term on the Albemarle School Board.
In all, there will be four Board of Supervisors seats up for election in November.
Washburne said the unexpired term of former Scottsville District Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler will be filled on the same day now that the Albemarle County Circuit Court has entered a writ calling for the special election to be held concurrently.
Supervisors will select an interim supervisor for the Scottsville District on either July 3 or July 10. Would-be candidates have until June 20 to submit an application with the board clerk.
So far, two candidates have submitted their applications. They are Planning Commissioner Richard Randolph and former Sheriff Terry Hawkins.
Washburne added that candidates who want to run in the special election must qualify for that ballot by Aug. 16.