Incumbent Wins by a Landslide


Incumbent Phyllis T. Albritton won Montgomery County School Board Member November 3rd against opponent George Still with around 83% of the votes.


The Blacksburg public library, Slusser Chapel and Margaret Beeks Elementary were the locations for District A voting.  All three were packed with late afternoon voters. Each location was decorated with signs for different people running for office and had people standing around outside talking or handing out informational packets on candidates. Around different precincts one could find many Phyllis Albritton signs in yards, on the corner of streets or at voting polls but I did not see one George Still sign displayed anywhere.


At 10 a.m. yesterday 13.3 % of the 54,567 registered voters in Montgomery County had voted and then there was a big increase of 23.6 % votes at 2 p.m. The voting only increased about 5% from 2 p.m. to 4p.m. with the total being 28.4% and the day ended with 38.4% of the total registered voters coming out to the polls and voting. After all 4 precincts had turned in their results around 11:30 p.m. last night the results were Albritton with 2,685 votes and Still with only 526. There was a write in of .46% equaling 15 votes. In each of the precincts Albrittons’ votes were higher than Stills’ times 4.


George Still will continue working on his PhD at VT and teaching at Blacksburg High school and had a great time on the election trail that started back in June, while Albritton is excited about getting back to work on the School Board. When asked about her big win Albritton said, “I am humbled and honored and look forward to serving our community on the school board. I am committed to helping each student realizing her or his gifts and talents to contribute to the world and with continued support for staff and teachers.”


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