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Hollis Tharpe throws hat into Front Royal Mayoral Race

28 April 2016 News

FRONT ROYAL, VA–On Thursday, three days after Tim Darr announced he would not run for re-election as Mayor of Front Royal, Vice-Mayor Hollis Tharpe confirmed that he WILL run to succeed Darr this November. Tharpe’s Council seat is NOT up for re-election this year.

It will be Tharpe’s third run for Mayor. He ran unsuccessfully as a sitting Councilman in 2002 against incumbent Mayor Robert Tennett; then in 2008 during a six-year gap as an office holder, Tharpe lost a run against another incumbent, Gene Tewalt. Tewalt then lost the mayoral seat to Darr in 2010, before being re-elected to Council, where he, like Tharpe, now serves.

Tharpe has served a total of 10 years on the Front Royal Council, from 2000 to 2004; and currently since 2010. He is a member of the Warren County Republican Committee, but has supported keeping Town Elections non-partisan, in support of Darr’s Hatch Act situation as a federal employee.

Submitted by Roger Bianchini

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