Write-In candidates claim Soil and Water Conservation Director seats in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Two write-in candidates in Lynchburg have claimed seats on an elected board that makes decisions related to conservation management.

Chad Barrett and Charles N. Smith received the highest number of write-in votes and will represent Lynchburg on the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Robert E. Lee District board, according to unofficial results reported by the Lynchburg registrar's office.

Virginia's soil and water conservation district boards are authorized by state law to fulfill responsibilities related to the management and conservation of natural resources.

No candidates qualified to appear on the ballot for Lynchburg's Soil & Water Conservation Director positions, which led a handful of people to wage write-in campaigns. 5,132 write-in votes were cast in Lynchburg, according to results reported to the Virginia Department of Elections.

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