In a field packed with left-leaning independents and Democrats, Al Billingsly is running in the upcoming May election to give conservative voters another voice on the dais at City Hall.
Independent Al Billingsly, a former Lynchburg School Board member, is seeking one of the three at-large council seats set to be decided May 1. The seats currently are held by Mayor Joan Foster, Vice Mayor Treney Tweedy and council member Randy Nelson. Each voter will choose three candidates, and the three candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to council. Foster is not seeking re-election, but Tweedy and Nelson are running for second terms.