Local elections

11/10/2017, 7:39 p.m.

We congratulate Sheriff-elect Antionette V. Irving, Treasurer-elect Nichole Richardson Armstead, Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring and new 3rd District School Board member Kenya Gibson who won Tuesday’s local elections.

Dr. Irving, Ms. Armstead and Ms. Gibson each ran admirable campaigns, with messages that appealed to a majority of the voters. 

Now each must work to transform their campaign vision and promises into reality.

We — and the people of Richmond — will be watching as Dr. Irving and Ms. Gibson take over the reins of leadership in two extremely critical roles in our city — Dr. Irving running the city jail and working with incarcerated individuals and their families, and Ms. Gibson working as part of the nine-member School Board to craft education policy and practice affecting more than 24,000 public schools students.

We also will watch to see if Ms. Armstead revamps the office of city treasurer into a space of advocacy and provider of financial literacy to Richmond residents, as she outlined during her campaign.

Voters also returned Mr. Herring to office as the city’s chief prosecutor for a fourth, four-year term.

To the four: Richmond voters have given you their trust by giving you their vote. We hope you will live up to that trust and serve the people well. Again, we will be watching.