Southall announces candidacy

Published 7:34 am Friday, October 5, 2018

Gene A. Southall, lifelong resident of Prince Edward County, has announced his candidacy for the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors in District 101.

Gene A. Southall

Southall was appointed by the Circuit Court Judges to fill the unexpired term of the late Howard Simpson. According to the announcement Southall has 24 years’ experience as Sheriff of Prince Edward County. Prior to his service as Sheriff, he served eight years as a member of the Longwood College (now Longwood University) Campus Police. As Sheriff he worked with county officials and members of the Board of Supervisors developing relationships with all. During his tenure he oversaw the Prince Edward County jail until the opening of the Piedmont Regional Jail. As Sheriff he developed the Neighborhood Watch Program to promote the safety of Prince Edward County citizens.

Southall was born and raised in the Tuggle Community. The announcement went on to say, “He has been a resident of District 101 for the past 11 years. He is the father of three children, Gena Southall (Scott Davis), Sherry Clark (Kevin) and Paige Epps (Tony) who passed away in 2013. He has four grandchildren, two of whom attend Prince Edward County Middle School and one great grandson. The mother of his children, Pattie Showalter Southall predeceased him as did his second wife, Lois Southall. “

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Southall has stated that his business background in law enforcement and his current position on the Board of Supervisors makes him very qualified to work for the citizens of District 101. He looks forward to seeing the many citizens in the District as he campaigns for election and is available to meet with any individual. Southall can be reached at (434) 392-1554 or (434) 547-8463.