Booth aims to move from commissioner to supervisor

Published 9:46 am Thursday, May 2, 2019

Prince Edward County Commissioner of the Revenue Beverly Booth announced in a recent press release that she has decided not to seek re-election in November but is instead pursuing the Democratic nomination in the race for the board of supervisors’ Farmville 101 District seat, currently held by retired Sheriff Gene Southall.

Beverly Booth

“Given her 31 years employment with the county — two years in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and 29 years in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office — Beverly has the knowledge of how the county is run and is certain she will be an asset to the board of supervisors,” officials said in the release. “She is currently secretary of the Prince Edward Democratic Committee, a member of the Voices of Unity Choir and a trustee in the New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Beverly is married to Neal Booth and has a son, Russell and stepson, David.”

The release opened by noting that Booth began her journey in the Prince Edward County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office in February 1992. She served as chief deputy until she was sworn in as commissioner on Sept. 4, 2007. She won the general election in November and became Prince Edward County’s first female commissioner of the revenue.

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The release also cited that at the conclusion of her term in December, Booth will have served as the county’s commissioner for 12 years.