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VSCPA Members Holland, Copeland, McDaniel Win Local Elections

July 31, 2018

The VSCPA’s only member of the Virginia General Assembly may be retiring, but Election Day was a good day for three VSCPA members who won elections for local office on Tuesday.

Jim Holland, CPA, was re-elected to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors for a third term. Holland, a Democrat who is a professor of accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University and a member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy, received 60 percent of the vote against Republican challenger Cliff Bickford. He was the only member of the board facing a challenger.

John Copeland, CPA, was elected to the Caroline County School Board for the first time. Copeland, a sole proprietor from Ruther Glen, ran unopposed and replaces the late Mary Anderson.

Mary Leigh McDaniel, CPA, was elected to the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors for the first time. McDaniel, a partner at Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel in Warrenton, defeated fellow independent Mike Ashby, getting 60 percent of the vote. She replaces Peter Schwartz, who did not seek re-election.

Virginia Sen. Walter Stosch, CPA (R-Henrico), a VSCPA member and the only CPA in the General Assembly, is retiring at the end of the year.

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