All three towns also have candidates running for town council seats. In Buchanan, seven candidates are running for four council seats; four candidates are running for three seats in Troutville, and there are three candidates on the ballot for three seats in Fincastle.

Countywide, voters will likely select John Alexander II to continue as Botetourt’s Commonwealth Attorney since he is the only candidate on the ballot to fill Joel Branscom’s unexpired term. Branscom was appointed circuit court judge earlier this year and Alexander, an assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, was appointed to fill the seat until what is technically a Special Election on November 6.

Voters in the Sixth Congressional District will pick a new member to the House of Representatives since Bob Goodlatte opted to retire at the end of his current two-year term.

And, statewide, voters will decide between three candidates running for U.S. Senate seat. Also, voters will cast their ballots on two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.


The Candidates

David Horton is running for another term as mayor of Troutville, Mary Bess Smith is running again for mayor of Fincastle…

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