Republicans held their majority on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, according to unofficial results.
Republicans went into Tuesday with a 4-1 advantage on the panel, a margin that appears likely to be unchanged.
Democrats are hoping to chip away at the Republican advantage on the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, where the GOP currently holds a 4-1 advantage.
There are two open seats on the board because Republican incumbents - Dorothy Jaeckle in the Bermuda District and Steve Elswick in the Matoaca district - are not seeking re-election.
Chesterfield County Democrats believe they have a chance this year to challenge the county’s Republican majority and make solid electoral gains thanks in part to two departing supervisors.
“I see this year as an excellent year to make headway,” Elizabeth Hardin, chairwoman of the Chesterfield County Democratic Committee, said Friday.
Different faces will represent the district as voters dumped incumbents on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors and School Board.
Republican Steve Elswick topped independent Supervisor Marleen Durfee in Matoaca, while Tom Doland took the School Board seat back from Omarh Rajah. In the Bermuda District, Dorothy Jaeckle was re-elected and Carrie Conyer won the open School Board seat by a respectable margin.
Two single-term Board of Supervisors members are facing challengers. Matoaca Supervisor Marleen Durfee, an independent, is facing Republican Steve Elswick while Bermuda Supervisor Republican Dorothy Jaeckle is facing independent Mark Fausz.
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