Granville Hogg Defeats Willie Randall for Supervisor

Candidates Hogg and Randall outside District 1 polling place Tuesday. The two are Butler's Bluff neighbors. (Wave photo)

Granville Hogg and Willie Randall outside District 1 polling place Tuesday. The two are back-door neighbors in Butler’s Bluff. (Wave photo)


November 6, 2013

A wave of voter discontent propelled Granville Hogg’s victory yesterday over incumbent Willie Randall as District 1 Supervisor for Northampton County. The preliminary count was 517 votes for Hogg and 400 for Randall, with absentee votes still to be tallied.

The results were vastly different from four years ago, when Hogg and Randall ran in a three-way race where Hogg received only 87 votes to Randall’s 272.

Voter turnout Tuesday on a picture-perfect day was a whopping 62 percent higher than 2009 when Randall first won his Supervisor’s seat. Now running not only as an incumbent but also as Chairman of the Board, Randall had to face voter dissatisfaction over issues such as the impending loss of the County’s only hospital, failing schools, and higher tax rates on declining-value properties.

District 1 voters clearly were also unhappy with County plans to create a special sewer tax district for commercial properties on and near the Route 13 traffic light between Cape Charles and Cheriton, which Hogg opposes.  The issue may have precipitated Hogg’s candidacy after the Board of Supervisors removed him from his seat on the Public Service Authority in retaliation for his opposition.


The other four sitting County Supervisors were luckier than Randall: two ran for re-election unopposed, and the terms of the other two do not expire until 2016.

Hogg said his challenge will be to get two other Supervisors to join him in efforts to accomplish “prudent spending, preserve medical services, promote business opportunities, and achieve [full] accreditation for County schools.”



8 Responses to “Granville Hogg Defeats Willie Randall for Supervisor”

  1. Antonio Sacco on November 5th, 2013 11:22 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Hogg, wishing you great success. Northampton is counting on you and I am sure you will deliver. Good luck!

  2. Don & Deborah Bender on November 6th, 2013 6:24 am

    Congratulations Mr. Hogg! We are so happy to have you on the Board of Supervisors.

  3. Ginny Dorsch on November 6th, 2013 10:47 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! Can’t wait to see the new direction Northampton County will take in the coming year! Best of luck in your upcoming challenges Mr. Hogg!

  4. David Gay on November 6th, 2013 3:27 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Hogg! After speaking with you over the past few weeks I know you will be the right man at the right time to tackle the difficult challenges that face our county. We all look forward to supporting you in your new role.

  5. Dave Gomer on November 6th, 2013 6:36 pm

    Way to go Granville! I’d call you to congratulate you but I’m still getting robo calls from Willie! ;-)

  6. David Boyd on November 6th, 2013 7:26 pm

    Congratulations Granville! This is a reward you richly deserve after all your efforts to improve our county. We’re behind you all the way!

  7. Granville Hogg on November 6th, 2013 9:45 pm

    To All of My Supporters:

    I wish to thank all of my supporters for a job well done. Without your assistance I would not have been able to have transmitted your message. To the residents of District 1, I will do the best I know to represent you to solve the many issues that we in District 1 encounter due to our geographic location within the county. To the residents of Northampton County, I will work to provide prosperity for all through promoting existing business and increased business opportunities, providing educational opportunity, regaining confidence in government, and getting the best value for each tax dollar spent.

    I wish to compliment Mr. Willie Randall for his great campaign effort — the mark of a fine Gentleman.

    Granville Hogg

  8. Donna Bozza on November 7th, 2013 5:47 pm

    Thank you Granville for stepping up to the plate on the behalf of Northampton County citizens. It is now the responsibility of us the citizens to stay involved and give you the support you need to tackle County issues. Hold us to that!