Supervisor Nancy Carwile resigns

Published 1:30 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cullen/Red House District representative Dr. Nancy Carwile resigned from the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors last week.

Her letter of resignation was dated May 16 and effective as of that date.

Carwile added in a telephone interview that her husband is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and they have moved to a retirement community in Lynchburg.

Her supervisor’s page on the county’s webpage notes, “Nancy married her high school sweetheart, C. L. (Lewis) Carwile. They have lived in Madisonville for 52 years, and Nancy is always happy to show you photos of her two children and seven grandchildren.”

In her resignation, Carwile wrote, “We have located a facility in Lynchburg which will be a comfortable place for my husband. For that reason we must now relocate from our beloved Charlotte County, and assume full-time residency in Lynchburg.

“Given our current circumstances, I can no longer effectively serve on the board of supervisors.”
She had already announced that she would not seek another term.

Carwile said she stayed on the board to help out through the development of the budget.
“I just wish I could finish out the term, but life interferes,” she said. “I have been well supported by the people in my district. I think they’re good people and will make a wise choice in November.”
Carwile has served 16 years on the board and was its vice chairman.

The board of supervisors has called a meeting for 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, to elect a vice chairman and to discuss filling the vacancy resulting from Carwile’s resignation.

Carwile is proposing that former supervisor David Levi Moore finish out her term. She said Moore was her predecessor and served 20 years on the board.

“I urge the board to make this appointment on June 12, 2019, so that the citizens of Cullen/Red House District will have representation on the board of supervisors for the rest of the year,” Carwile wrote in a separate letter to her fellow board members and residents of Cullen/Red House District.

Carwile said Moore has no interest in running to stay on the board and his appointment will not give a candidate an advantage in the race to represent the district.

“Based on Mr. Moore’s prior experience on the Board of Supervisors, based on his willingness to serve on an interim basis, based on the fact that he will not be a candidate for office in November, and based on the fact that the residents of the Cullen/Red House District should be afforded a voice in who represents them, I hope that on June 12, 2019, the board will appoint Mr. Moore to complete the unexpired term of my office,” she wrote.