Three candidates seek seats on Windsor Council

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 3, 2008

WINDSOR—Only three candidates have announced they will run for the three council seats up for bids on the Windsor Town Council.

Durwood Scott and Greg Willis will be running for the first time, while Councilman Clint Bryant will seek to retain his seat for a second term.

Kenneth Johnson and Len Alphin, whose terms are up this year, will not run for re-election.

All long-time residents of the town, the three candidates each feel they have something to contribute towards the town government.

Scott, a real estate broker since 1971, believes his business experience will benefit council as the town continues to grow.

“I have always had an interest in my town government,” he said, “and would also like to be involved in the changes that are coming.

He said he feels a strong responsibility for the citizens of the town and will work towards bringing harmony between them and government.

Scott, 63, is a member of the Windsor Ruritans, the local Masonic Lodge and, with his wife, Carolyn, is active in the Windsor Christian Church. He is the father of twin sons.

Willis, 46, says he has been interested in the town government since early 2000, when the town annexed a large parcel of land surrounding the town.

“I live on “Lovers Lane,” which was annexed and there are some things which still have not been done out my way.

I’d like to be a part of getting this done.”

Willis said there are areas of town that do not yet have sewer and water.

This is a project that he has followed and would like to see to fruition.

An insurance specialist with Virginia Farm Bureau, Willis has been active in the Windsor Rescue Squad. He and his wife, Christine, have two daughters.

Bryant, 55, is seeking re-election for a second term because there are some things on the horizon that he would like to be involved in.

He thinks the experience he gained during the first four years will help in completing these projects.

“We’re thinking about building a new community center, which would include a new municipal building.

“We need to determine if this is feasible,” he said.

“In any event, we’ll need the full support of the county in order to do it.”

Although he is concerned about the potential expense, he added that he is looking forward to working on this project.

He says he is also looking forward to another four years on council.

A claims representative for Virginia Farm Bureau, Bryant attends Tucker Swamp Baptist Church.

He and his wife, Kathy, have two sons.