Gray wins special election for Commissioner of the Revenue in Pulaski County

Democrat Donna Gray has won Tuesday’s Special Election for Commissioner of the Revenue.

Below are the final unofficial vote results according to the Virginia State Board of Election.

13 precincts of 13 (100.00%) reporting

Candidate Votes Percent
Donna M. Gray 659 66.03%
Kim L. Matthews 337 33.77%
Write In 2 0.20%

According to these figures only 998 people in Pulaski County voted out of over 20,000 who were registered.

Gray, who has worked in the Commissioner’s office for the past 10 years, has been serving as Interim Commissioner since the untimely death in August of former Commissioner Trina Rupe. Gray had served as Rupe’s Chief Deputy.

Gray was the Democratic candidate for the Constitutional office.

Kim Matthews waged an independent bid for the job.  Matthews is a workforce counselor at New River Community College.

With the win, Gray will serve as Commissioner for the remainder of this year serving out the final year of Rupe’s last term.

Another election for Commissioner will be held in November when all the county’s Constitutional offices will be up for relection. The winner of that race will serve for four years.

The Patriot