By Stefanie Jackson – Roberta Kellam, of Franktown, is no longer running for the Northampton County Board of Supervisors in District 4. The announcement was made June 2 via Facebook.
“Family healthcare circumstances will require that I be off the Shore frequently during the upcoming campaign season,” she wrote.
“This responsibility will keep me from connecting with the residents of District 4 in the way they have a right to expect from their candidate.”
Kellam thanked her supporters, “from those who signed my petition to qualify for the ballot to the friends and family who gave me words of encouragement,” and she apologized for having to end her campaign.
She hopes that Northampton’s next District 4 supervisor “will commit to protecting residential neighborhoods, improving public education, supporting the creation of living wage jobs, expanding broadband, and protecting our residents from the potential impacts of poultry house development.”
Dixon Leatherbury, of Machipongo, is the remaining candidate for the District 4 Northampton supervisor’s seat. He currently serves as the chair of the Northampton County Planning Commission.