Nancy Beasley filed her papers last week to challenge Greg Yonce for the Laurel Fork District seat on Hillsville Town Council in the May 6 election.
Beasley said she decided to run due to the urgings of friends and neighbors, who knew of her interest in town government.
“I was asked why don’t you run. That was about two years ago, but I said I needed to think long and hard about it,” she said. “I thought about it and said, well, why not? There are some issues in this district as far as the water and I want to help my neighbors on that. For the last two years I’ve been going to the meetings and keeping up with what’s going on in town. I have given this quite a bit of thought. This is something I haven’t rushed into.”
Beasley added, “There has been a lot of changes in personnel and management for the better, and I would like to see it continue in that direction.”
Beasley, who worked at Wal-Mart for about 13 and a half years, is currently employed by the Carroll County School System at the school bus garage. She is also an aide with two special needs students she transports to Wythe County.
In addition, she served on the Southwest Virginia Enterprise Board for six months and is a charter member of the local Experimental Aircraft Association.
“You might say that involves working with the youth and the free airplane rides with the Young Eagle rallies,” said Beasley of her role with the aircraft association.
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