FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 2, 2020
Roanoke City Democrats Announce 2020 Ticket for Roanoke City Elections
Councilwoman Trish White-Boyd, Peter Volosin, and Robert Jeffrey, Jr. join Incumbent Mayor Sherman Lea, Sr.
to form the Democratic Ticket for the November 2020 Election
Roanoke, VA - The three (3) Democratic nominees for Roanoke City Council Members were chosen today and join incumbent Mayor Sherman Lea, Sr. to form the full Democratic ticket for Roanoke City Mayoral and City Council Elections this November 3rd, 2020.
“I am thrilled to announce our 2020 Democratic Nominees for Roanoke City Mayor and City Council including our current Mayor, Sherman Lea Sr. and the three City Council Nominees current CouncilwomanTrish White-Boyd, Peter Volosin, and Robert Jeffrey, Jr.,” says Roanoke City Democratic Committee (RCDC) Chair, Beth Deel. “In addition, my heartfelt thanks to candidates Stephanie Moon and Luke Priddy for running incredible campaigns in this year’s Democratic Nomination Process. It is clear that Roanoke City has a burgeoning bench of quality Democratic leaders and a dedicated foundation of Democratic volunteers.”
Trish White-Boyd, who has called Roanoke home since 1984, currently serves on City Council following appointment to that seat in January of 2019. She is the owner and administrator for Blue Ridge Senior Services and has proven herself to be a strong community advocate.
Peter Volosin, was born and raised in Roanoke, the son of a school teacher and a restaurant/small business owner, and graduated from Patrick Henry High School and Roanoke Valley Governor’s School. Volosin is active throughout the city and region, serving on the board of Local Colors, the Roanoke Fair Housing Board, the Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Regional Commission, the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority, and the Roanoke Diversity Center as well as planner for Botetourt County government.
Robert Jeffrey, Jr. is a 1987 graduate of William Fleming High School. After a successful career in publishing in Seattle, Jeffrey returned to his hometown of Roanoke and, in 2015, launched ColorsVA. Mr. Jeffrey is Vice Chair for Goodwill Industries of the Valley, and serves on the boards of Family Promise of Greater Roanoke and the United Way of the Roanoke Valley.
White-Boyd received the highest number of votes, 59, followed by Volosin with 50 and Jeffrey with 47 to win the nominations to run for the three seats on the November ballot. Priddy and Moon received 29 and 22 votes, respectively. Ninety-nine percent of RCDC members cast ballots for up to three candidates in today’s nomination process.
Roanoke City Democratic Committee and its membership endorse these nominees in the upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election. To register to vote or check your voter registration status, visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.
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