Monday, March 28, 2011

Roanoke County Sheriff kicks off reelection campaign

Mike Winston

Roanoke County Sheriff Mike Winston will kick off his reelection campaign with a fundraiser on Thursday. Winston, a Democrat became acting sheriff when Gerald Holt retired. Holt was sworn in to be the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia on June 02, 2010.

Winston who won over Independent Mike Stovall in a special election last year was expected to seek a full four-year term this year.

A host committee chock-full of City and County officials including former sheriff Alvin Hudson and former Virginia Party Chair Dick Cranwell were listed. It will be held at Councilman Ray Ferris’ law firm where he is a partner.

UPDATE: Mike Bailey chair of Roanoke County Republican Committee said in a phone call that no Republican candidate has stepped forward to run against Winston as of yet.

The fundraiser:

Brian Lang, Chair of the Roanoke County Democratic Committee:

Please join me in supporting Sheriff Winston’s re-election campaign. Sheriff Winston has been doing an excellent job for our community, he did an excellent job of representing our party when he ran last year in the special election to fill the remainder of Sheriff Holt’s term, and he deserves our full support in his re-election campaign.

The event will be held at Ray Ferris’ office from 5 to 7p.m. If anyone is interested in attending, please ask them to RSVP me by Monday or Tuesday of next week by calling 420-0862 or by email –

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, Roanoke County Politics

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