Ken Cuccinelli

Election 2015: James City County election comes with high stakes

County and city taxes pay for an array of services including emergency responders, schools, streets and sidewalks.

So when politics is concerned, local elections are where the rubber meets the road.

With a flurry of important issues facing Williamsburg-James City County, political experts agree the outcome of the November election will have tangible consequences.

But finding out how many people will take notice of an election that lacks high-profile state and federal races is up for debate.

If history is any indicator, turnout will likely be low.

Quentin Kidd, a political scientist at Christopher Newport University, said turnout will likely to stay in the...