Supervisor Virgel Allen quitting

Retiring Little River Supervisor Virgel Allen
Retiring Little River Supervisor Virgel Allen
Retiring Little River Supervisor Virgel Allen

Whatever the voters decide in local elections for 2015, one thing is certain:  The Little River District in Floyd County will have a new Supervisor.

Virgel Allen, the current representative of that district, told the Board Tuesday night that he will step down at the end of next year after two terms.  Hospitalized with heart problems last year, Allen said health is the overriding reason for his departure from the board.

At the same time, Realtor Linda DeVito, also an announcer for Floyd County girls’ basketball games on Citizens TV and other events, announced this week that she is seeking election next year as Little River’s new supervisor.

DeVito made the decision before Allen’s announcement and met with the Floyd Press last week. She is running as an independent for a seat on the all-Republican board.

Allen worked for the county for 26 and a half years before stepping down as animal control officer in 2002.  He defeated incumbent supervisor Kerry Whitlock in 2007 GOP canvass and then won a narrow election by 60 votes over Cynthia Babb in the general election later that year.

He ran unopposed for re-election in 2011.

Details on both Allen and DeVito are in today’s Floyd Press.  More here on Linda’s plans Friday.

1 thought on “Supervisor Virgel Allen quitting”

  1. He was not my supervisor and I often disagreed with him on the issues, but Virgil Allen deserves a “thank you” from the people of Floyd. Too few are willing to run for public office and serve. It takes a lot of time and effort. Linda Devito deserves credit for her willingness to run as well.

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