Election surprise in Halifax
Stanley Brandon wasn’t on the ballot for the 6th District Board of Supervisors seat in Halifax County last week. Brandon has been quoted as saying that he had only decided to run for the seat about four weeks before Election Day.
Facing off against the incumbent Supervisor, Larry Giordano, Brandon waged a write-in campaign.
When the votes were tallied on Tuesday night, Brandon beat the odds, and the incumbent by a comfortable margin of 65 percent to 35 percent. The actual vote count came to 943 votes to 500.
Write-in campaigns are not unheard of in American politics although a write-in candidate winning against an incumbent is considered a long shot.
Brandon will officially take his seat on the Halifax Board of Supervisors in January.