Mike Bailey and Joe McNamara have won endorsements from the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce political action committee in their bids to be Republican Party nominees for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
Bailey, a retired businessman, is seeking the GOP nod for the Hollins District seat, running against longtime activist Al Bedrosian. The district’s Planning Commission representative, Gary Jarrell, is running as an independent. Incumbent Richard Flora is not running.
McNamara, who served on the board until his defeat in the 2009 primary, is seeking the party’s nomination for the Windsor Hills seat, running against RoxAnne Christley, president of the Roanoke Valley Republican Women’s Club. The incumbent supervisor, Ed Elswick, is running as an independent.
County Republicans will select nominees for the three supervisor seats up for election this year at party canvasses scheduled at three separate locations on May 11. So far, only planning commission member Jason Peters has announced a candidacy for the Vinton district seat.