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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Town council elections set for May 6

Friday, May 2, 2014

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

Three seats on Rocky Mount Town Council are up for election, along with the mayor's seat in the Tuesday, May 6 election.

Incumbent Mayor Steve Angle is running unopposed for his third term as mayor.

Four candidates are running for the three seats on council -- three incumbents and one newcomer.

The incumbents are Bobby Cundiff, Bobby Moyer and Jerry Greer.

Seeking his first bid for a seat on council is Jon Snead.

Cundiff is a retired businessman with 42 years of retail and business management experience.

Cundiff said he is seeking re-election because "I'd like to work on the the issues, especially water and sewer, continue to meet our commitments and eliminate debt."

Prior to being elected four years ago to serve on council, Cundiff was a member of town council from 1994-1998.

Moyer is seeking is second term on town council. He is a retired businessman and served as a town police officer for 13 years. For more than two decades, he owned Seamless Guttering.

Moyer said he will be a conservative voice on council and make responsible decisions for the citizens.

Greer is seeking his fourth term on town council.

Greer made no official announcement of his intention to seek re-election but filed the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot.

Greer is the owner of Pizza King and is active in the operation of the business. He has traditionally been a fiscally conservative voice on council. He is currently president of We Care of Franklin County.

Snead, who is running for public office for the first time, has operated Franklin Finance since his father retired in 2002. Before that, he worked for Prudential Financial Services and American General Finance.

Snead said he is running to "give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family."

He said economic development is "first and foremost to him and the town must work to fill empty storefronts and create a town that becomes a destination for visitors."

Angle, who has served as mayor of Rocky Mount for eight years, said he is seeking re-election to the post because Rocky Mount has seen much progress, and "I'd like to see that progress continue for the citizens."

Angle is an administrator at Franklin County High School.

Prior to being elected mayor, Angle served on council for 16 years.

In Boones Mill, three incumbents are seeking re-election to town council without opposition, including D. Craig Drewry, Mike M. Smith and Peggy B. Steele.

Keith Chrisman Jr. is running unopposed to fill the council seat of Richard Miller who resigned in November 2013.

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