By ZACHARY REID , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)
There's a new look to politics in Powhatan County. Robert R. Cosby, a 40-year member of the county's Board of Supervisors and this year's chairman, is retiring at year's end. The man he beat in his last election, in 2007, came back to claim the 3rd District seat this time. Barry C. Hodge won comfortably in a race against Independent Frank L. Flannagan, leading a Republican charge that gives the party a majority of seats on the five-person council.
VaNews November 11, 2011