Bunch appointed to replace Bradshaw as IOW Supervisor

Published 10:36 am Friday, November 19, 2010

ISLE OF WIGHT—Kenneth Bunch, the Carrsville District representative on the Isle of Wight County School Board, resigned Thursday just before he was appointed to the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors.

“One individual cannot hold two elected positions at one time,” Bunch said prior to the Board of Supervisors appointing him to the vacancy created by Supervisor Chairman Phillip Bradshaw’s resignation.

Bunch served on the School Board since 2004. The School Board at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, will hold a public hearing at Windsor Elementary School to consider a possible appointment to the position until a special election can be held.

Bradshaw, whose term expires in 2013,  announced his plan to resign last week after he was hired as the chief financial officer for Isle of Wight County Schools.

Supervisor Al Casteen cast a dissenting vote for Bunch’s appointment because he believed that more of process should’ve been involved to fill the position.

Bunch was the only one to publicly express interest in the position, said county spokesman Don Robertson.

“I’m not aware of anybody else expressing an interest, but someone may have called board members individually,” Robertson said.

The Board of Supervisors  named Tom Wright the new chairman of the board.