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May 1, 2018

Polls open for town elections until 7 p.m. today

All three Fauquier towns have contested town council elections.
Town elections take place Tuesday, May 1

All three Fauquier municipal elections will feature contested races on Tuesday, May 1. Polls will remain open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A total of 18 candidates will appear on town ballots in Remington, The Plains and Warrenton.

In Warrenton, two candidates will compete for the open mayor’s seat and three for two at-large town council positions. The town has 6,744 voters.

In The Plains, four candidates will vie for three council seats. The town has 210 voters.

In Remington, seven candidates will compete for six council seats. The town has 348 voters.
Warrenton voters will elect a mayor and two at-large council members to four-year terms that start July 1.


• Mayor — Carter Nevill and Grace E. Rigby competing for open seat.

• At-large — Renard J. Carlos, new candidate.

• At-large — Sean Polster, seeking re-election.

• At-large — Linda “Sunny” Reynolds, seeking re-election.

• At-large — M. Keith Macdonald, a new candidate, dropped out of the race last week. But, Mr. Macdonald’s name still appears on the ballot.

After four years, Powell Duggan will step down June 30 as Warrenton’s mayor.


Seven candidates will appear on the Remington ballot for six council seats. Seeking two-year terms:

• Devada R. Allison Jr., incumbent.

• Marcus W. Bones, new candidate.

• Pamela A. Cook, new candidate.

• Evan H. Ashby III, incumbent.

• Stanley L. Heaney Sr., incumbent.

• Van M. Loving, incumbent.

• Susan L. Tiffany, new candidate.

After two years, Gabrielle N. Grumbacher and Patrick T. Nelson Jr. will step down June 30 from the council.

Remington Mayor Gerald Billingsley seeks re-election without an opponent on the ballot.

The Plains

The Plains has four candidates seeking three council seats. Seeking four-year terms:

• Joyce W. Heflin, incumbent.

• Kevin J. Henry, new candidate.

• Lori B. Sisson, incumbent.

• Heidi H. Van Voorhis, incumbent.

Fauquier’s registrar, Alex Ables, reminds citizens that they need bring valid photo IDs to the polls.

Citizens must live and be a registered voter in the town’s corporate boundaries to vote at these locations:

• Remington: Town hall, 105 E. Main St.

• The Plains: Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St.

• Warrenton:

> Ward 1: Warrenton Manor Apartments, 663 Hastings Lane.

> Ward 2: Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main St.

> Ward 3: Warren Green building, 10 Hotel St.

> Ward 4: Warrenton Police Department, 333 Carriage House Lane.

> Ward 5: Warren Green building, 10 Hotel St.

A total of 108 citizens have voted absentee at the registrar’s office and through the mail.

For more information, click here.

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