Barry L. Jessup will be the new Sulphur Springs Ward representative for Hillsville Town Council.
Jessup received 54 votes with incumbent William L. Tate Jr. taking 42 votes in the Sulphur Springs Ward race for Hillsville’s Town Council in the May 1 town election. Tate has spent 18 of the previous 20 years on Hillsville’s Town Council, either as Mayor or as a councilman.
Incumbent Gregory Nelson Crowder ran unopposed for another term as Mayor. He received 125 votes unofficially or 88.65 percent of the vote. There were 16 write-in votes for Mayor.
The only other race in the Hillsville Town Election was also unopposed for the Laurel Fork District Ward. There, incumbent Gregory D. “Greg” Yonce received 27 votes or 96.43 percent. There was one write-in vote for Yonce’s council seat.
Jessup is member of the Hillsville Fire Department and has been employed for the last 20 years as an aftermarket technician by Kollmorgen in Radford. He has lived in the Town of Hillsville for the past 25 years and is a member of Blue Ridge Fellowship Church and attends Grace Point Church.