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Election 2020: Roanoke mayor and city council races

Election 2020: Roanoke mayor and city council races

Roanoke’s municipal elections for mayor and city council are Nov. 3, but early voting is underway for Roanoke's 64,000 registered voters. The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced much of the typical face-to-face campaigning, making it more difficult for candidates to get their messages out to the public.

Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea, a first-term Democrat, is running against challenger David Bowers, a former Democratic mayor running as an independent.

Three Democrats, two Republicans, two independents and a Libertarian square off for three open seats on Roanoke's city council. The candidates are: Democrats Robert Jeffrey, Peter Volosin and Trish White-Boyd, the only incumbent running for re-election; Republicans Maynard Keller and Peg McGuire; Libertarian Cesar Alberto; and independents Kiesha Preston and Stephanie Moon Reynolds.

Here are some of the significant local election stories from 2020. For more information about how to vote, go online to

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Ralph Berrier Jr. has worked at The Roanoke Times since 1993. He covers the City of Roanoke and writes the Dadline parenting column.

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