Stovall was elected to council in the May election. In remarks after his swearing in he told those present that as a third generation Vintonite, he is very proud to join council. He graduated from William Byrd High School in 1980.
He said that his father, Joe, who passed away in 2009, had urged him to run for a seat on council.
Stovall credited his wife, Patsy, with helping him through seven elections— including several to the Roanoke County School Board, beginning in 1994 when he was 32 years old. Stovall was the first person elected to serve on the School Board representing Vinton. School Board members had been appointed, not elected, up until that time.
His wife (of 30 years) and two of his three children joined him on the dais for the swearing-in ceremony.
Stovall praised council for all the advances the town has made in the past several years with so many economic development projects complete, or nearly complete, and said he is anxious to help…