Louisa County Meals Tax Passes

November 8, 2011

Eating out in Louisa County will soon cost a little more. In Tuesday night's election, voters approved a referendum to add a four percent meals tax.

The measure passed with a margin of just 120 votes. The revenue raised will go toward school improvement, including repairing schools damaged in August's earthquake. Restaurants in Mineral and the town of Louisa already impose a meal tax, so those communities are not impacted by the new tax.

In other county elections, the race for treasure was a close one. Henry Wash is ahead of David Jacobs by just 15 votes.

Ashland Fortune will remain the county's sheriff after receiving 67% of the vote. Travis Christian received 26% of the vote and 7% supported Jason Walker.

There will be a new face on the Board of Supervisors after Troy Wade defeated incumbent P.T. Spencer 58% to 42%.

Daniel Byers keeps his seat on the board after defeating James Smith 56% to 44%.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire will become the new Commonwealth's Attorney after overcoming a write-in campaign by Jack Maus. The outgoing Commonwealth's Attorney, Tom Garrett, won his bid to become the new state delegate in the 22nd District.

For complete Louisa County election results, click here.

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