Bull Run Observer

2 September 2011, pp. 1, 12

“Wally Covington edged out newcomer Jeanine Lawson by 157 votes in the Aug. 23 Republican primary election to capture a third term representing Brentsville District on Prince William Board of County Supervisors.  He has no oppostion in the Nov. 8 general election.

“Covington tallied 1647 votes to Lawson’s 1490, giving him 52.50 percent of the vote to her 47.49 percent, in unofficial returns from the county voter registrar’s office.

“The winner reported he ‘is excited about serving the community for another four years,’ and working to bring ‘jobs and economic growth to western Prince William County.’  He noted the earthquake on election day might have hurt him because voters ‘were stuck in traffic and unable to get home to vote.’

“The incumbent took seven of the 12 precincts.  He was victorious in Brentsville District 197 to 124 votes; Cedar Point with 144 to 99 votes; Nokesville, 232 votes to 117; Stonewall Jackson, 40 to 23 votes, Marsteller, 213 to 103; Piney Branch, 93 to 59 votes, and Buckland Mills, 152 to 98.

“There were 33,287 persons registered to vote in the primary election in Brentsville District, and 8.7 percent of them voted, higher than the 6.4 percent county average, the registrar’s office explained.

“Covington, an attorney, moved to the county more than 20 years ago.  He and his wife, Connie, have three children.”