GOP Picks Robinson

Published 4:08 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PRINCE EDWARD – And then there were two.

The field of candidates for County treasurer officially doubled over the weekend. County Republicans met Saturday in a mass meeting to elect a nominee to run in the December 11 special election and tapped H.D. “Brock” Robinson Jr.

Robinson was the only candidate to have met the Friday filing deadline and, according to a press release from the Prince Edward County Republican Committee, he “was unanimously and enthusiastically elected to be the Republican nominee after endorsements for him were made by members of his family, coworkers, and longtime friends.”

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Robinson, a real estate agent for the past eight years with State Wide Realty, is a life-long resident of Prince Edward's Darlington Heights area. The 1996 Prince Edward County High School graduate worked for Clayton Homes for five years prior to becoming a real estate agent, working in mobile home sales then as a general manager of Clayton Homes of Blairs, VA.

“We look forward to facing the other challengers in this special election and talking about how we will make improvements and provide better service and accountability to our neighbors and fellow citizens of Prince Edward County,” the press release also stated.

County Democrats met in a caucus last Tuesday and selected Donna Nunnally to run in the special election.<br />
The deadline for candidates to file for the special election is October 12, which applies to party nominees and independents seeking the position.

County Treasurer Mable Shanaberger plans to retire at the end of the year, which would leave three years on her unexpired term.