King William County will say good-bye to one of its long-time public servants when Circuit Court Clerk Patricia Norman retires on January 31.
Judge B. Elliott Bondurant entered an order on December 29 accepting Norman’s resignation. She has been in the Circuit Clerk’s office for 28.5 years, with her first election in 2001. She has decided to retire with two years remaining on her term.
Along with acknowledging Norman’s retirement at the close of business at the end of this month, Judge Bondurant also placed Tina T. Glazebrook into the position as interim until a Special Election can be held. Glazebrook is the highest ranking deputy officer in the Circuit Clerk’s office and is qualified to vote and hold the office.
Judge Bondurant cited Virginia Section 24.2-228.1(F) in handing down the order.
The Board of Supervisors will decide at its January 24 meeting on whether to authorize the County Attorney to petition the Court for a Special Election in November, 2022.
Norman is the second King William County elected official recently to announce departure from a position. Former School Board Member Steven Tupponce stepped down January 1 after holding the position for 16 years.
A temporary replacement for Tupponce has not yet been named by the King William School Board until a Special Election can be held. Both elections could take place in November if a second petition to the court is filed and approved.
Tupponce also had two years remaining on his term.
2022 Looks Like Another Active Year for the Historical Society of West Point
Congratulations to the Historical Society of West Point for completing another successful year!
The Board of Directors adopted a Budget for 2022 of $28,250 at its recent meeting in December.
The Society is currently active in promoting such projects as placing historical markers around the Town of West Point and the renovation of a shed that will be used to create artifact storage space.
Membership in the Society is open and donations are accepted. Contact email@example.com for further information.
County Registrar Handled the Spotlight of 2021 Election
With the spotlight shining brightly on election officers throughout the United States to ensure fair processes in 2021, kudos to King William Registrar Alison Fox for overseeing a smooth operation.
Fox has been in the position for about two years after previously serving as Parks & Recreation Director for King William County. In addition to handling the routine election matters of voter registration and setting up election precincts, she has had to deal with COVID-19 issues that caused curbside voting to be the norm when the County Administration Building was closed.
Fox is hired by the King William Electoral Board, which will have a change next December as a new Governor was elected in November. She and her Staff have a great handle on the always-changing election laws such as Early Voting and constant updating of address changes for registered voters.
It is great to have confidence in our election Staff at a time when the operation of elections is scrutinized more than ever.