By Randy Arrington
SHENANDOAH, Nov. 8 — One new face will join the Shenandoah Council following Tuesday’s election. In a four-way race for three open seats, Denise Meadows came in second in the balloting as a newcomer to public service.
Meadows received 460 votes — second only to longtime councilman and Vice Mayor William Kite, who received 508 ballots.
“I appreciate the vote of confidence,” Meadows said on Wednesday morning. “For me, there will definitely be a learning phase, but I’m excited about it. I definitely feel like, as a community, we have a lot of potential.”
Incumbent Lynn Fox will retain his seat on the council by a margin of only 24 votes over challenger Brenda Haggett. Fox received 349 votes, compared to 325 for Haggett.
Efforts to reach Kite and Fox for comment on Election Night were unsuccessful.
All four-year terms won on Tuesday extend through Dec. 31, 2026.
Mayor Clinton Lucas Jr. earned 598 votes in an unopposed race to retain his longtime position as mayor for another two-year term.