Election season is here.
Monday marked the first day hopefuls could file the necessary paperwork to run on Nov. 7 for either of the two open seats countywide, including on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board.
James City County resident Lisa Ownby, who currently holds the Powahatan seat on the school board after winning the special election last fall, was first to submit her paperwork Monday along with the minimum required 125 signatures.
"I would like to serve a full term," Ownby said. "The issues that I ran on — school equity, teacher compensation, transparency and closing the achievement gap — are still relevant issues, and I would like to...