Notice of Nominees & Canvass Candidates

The following persons have been officially nominated as the Republican candidates for the Smyth County General Election on November 5, 2019 as they were the only candidates who filed by the May 17, 2019 filing deadline and were found qualified for the office and nomination indicated.

Sheriff: Kevin J. Testerman
Board of Supervisors, North Fork District: Charles P. (Phil) Stevenson (incumbent)
Board of Supervisors, Park District: Kristopher S. Ratliff

The following persons filed by the May 17, 2019 filing deadline and were found qualified for the office and nomination indicated.  Due to more than one candidate filing, a party canvass (“party-run primary”) will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm to decide the Republican nominee at the Smyth County Public Library-Marion Branch (DC Miller Law Office Building Meeting Room, beside rear parking lot of library).  Any person in line at 2:00pm will be permitted to offer to vote. 

Board of Supervisors, Rye Valley District:
Richard K. (Rick) Blevins (incumbent)
Lori Hester Deel

A party canvass is like a primary election, except it is run by the Republican Party at an established central polling place.  During the hours the canvass is being held, those who appear with proper photo ID, sign the pledge to support Republican candidates, and are found to be properly registered voters are given a paper ballot to vote and deposit into a ballot box.  The voter will then leave after casting their ballot.  At the end of the canvass, the ballot box is opened and the results are tallied on site.  The person with the most votes for a particular office is the party’s nominee. 

Only registered voters of the Rye Valley election district may vote at the canvass to decide this contested nomination. 

Pursuant to the authority granted by the Plan of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia and applicable law, the Smyth County Republican Committee reserves the right to make further nominations for the offices where no candidate has been nominated. These offices are: Commonwealth’s Attorney, Commissioner of the Revenue, Treasurer, and Board of Supervisors (Atkins District). Nominations for these offices can be made up until 7:00pm on June 11th if a qualified candidate expresses interest and is approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Smyth County Republican Committee.

Any further nominations made will be announced at a later date.


June 1, 2019 Canvass Voter Registration Form