Saturday (April 24) is decision day for Republicans in the 7th Legislative District. It’s the day when they will decide who will be their party’s nominee to run for the House of Delegates seat being left vacant by longtime incumbent Nick Rush.
The issue will be decided by Republicans who vote in a “firehouse primary” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Three candidates are seeking the nomination – Marie March, Sherri Blevins and Lowell Bowman.
March, a Floyd County resident, is best known in the New River Valley as the owner of two popular Christiansburg restaurants, Fatback Soul Shack and Due South BBQ.
Blevins is a small business owner, operating New River Valley Driving School for over 22 years. She is in her first term on the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.
Bowman is a former resident of Pulaski County. He is co-owner of Bowman-Griffin General Contractors and Bowman-Griffin Waste Management. He’s also a beef cattle farmer.
Pulaski County Republicans will vote Saturday at the New River Valley Fairgrounds.
If you regularly vote at the Central Gym, Draper Fire Department, Dublin Lions Club, Snowville Elementary, the Fairgrounds or the Hiwassee Fire Department you are in the 7th Legislative District and eligible to vote in the primary.
Republicans in Floyd County and the portion of Montgomery County that is in the 7th District will vote in locations within their counties.
There is no absentee voting or mail-in voting for this primary, as all those participating in the primary must vote in person.
A photo ID must be presented to vote, and all voters will be required to sign a Republican Party loyalty pledge before voting.
Visit www.pcpatriot.com Saturday afternoon to view the results of the vote.
By MIKE WILLIAMS, The Patriot