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Four months ago, Antionette V. Irving made the headlines with her stunning upset of longtime Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. in the Democratic primary.
Four candidates are vying for the 3rd District seat on the Richmond School Board. The election is to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Bourne, who was elected to the House of Delegates in February. In March, the School Board appointed Cindy Menz-Erb, a recent transplant from New York whose older child is in pre-kindergarten, to represent the district until the special election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
City treasurer is an office with a big name, but little to do in Richmond. With City Hall’s finance department in charge of collecting and paying taxes, the treasurer has been left to sell hunting and fishing licenses, pay Richmond jurors, notarize legal papers, help people fill out tax forms and collect overdue state taxes. While it is unclear why the elected position continues to exist, three people are battling to succeed Treasurer Eunice M. Wilder, who is retiring from the office after nearly 25 years.
Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring often is mentioned as a potential contender for other offices. Last year, for example, he was considered a possible candidate for Richmond mayor until he denied any interest. So far, he has been content to be the city’s top prosecutor.