Anita Barnhart

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Anita Barnhart is a retired educator who worked as a classroom teacher, track coach, librarian, and International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement coordinator. She worked for 30 years in Hanover County Public Schools, including Liberty Middle School and Patrick Henry High School [1, 3].

Barnhart was elected to the Ashland Town Council in 2020. She currently serves as Parks and Recreation Committee Liaison, Board of Zoning Appeals Liaison, and Ashland Theatre Liaison [1].
Barnhart is a long-time community volunteer at the Ashland Theatre [3].

Key Issues


Barnhart wants to continue existing partnerships with local businesses [3].


Barnhart values the town’s relationships with Randolph-Macon College and Hanover County and wants “to strengthen those relationships to make [the] community even better.” [3].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Ashland Government Directory
2 Facebook
3 Richmond Times-Dispatch
4 Virginia Department of Elections