Appointment could come next month

Published 12:39 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The District 2 seat on the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors — previously held by the late David Wingold Sr. — could be filled by appointment during supervisors’ March meeting.

The board is seeking to hold a special election in November to fill the vacant seat, according to County Administrator Tracy Gee, who said the motion to issue a writ of election in order to hold the special election was approved by supervisors on Thursday following a closed session meeting on Feb. 16.

Wingold died from infection-related complications on Feb. 9 following a Jan. 23 surgery to repair a fractured vertebra. He served on the board of supervisors as the District 2 representative since 2007 and spent the last two years as chairman of the board.

District 2 represents the Brown’s Store area, which includes the Lunenburg Correctional Center.

According to the county’s website, Wingold started serving the Brown’s Store District in January 2007, filling the unexpired term of Sidney Smyth.

The district also includes part of Kenbridge.

Wingold was also on the Commonwealth Regional Council where he most recently served as chairman.

According to District 1 Supervisor T. Wayne Hoover, Wingold’s death came as a shock to many of the supervisors.

During supervisors’ March meeting, possible candidates for interim appointment will be discussed.

The meeting will take place on March 9 at 6 p.m. in the General District Courtroom of the Lunenburg Courts Building located at 11435 Courthouse Road.