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Six show interest in vacant BOS seat
A decision could me made tonight–or not–on who will be the newest supervisor in Caroline County.
Six people have submitted letters of interest to fill the Reedy Church district seat on the Caroline Board of Supervisors, which was left vacant when Maxie Rozell resigned last week.
After serving on the board for 11 years, he cited family and job obligations as his reasons for leaving.
Caroline County Administrator Percy Ashcraft said he has received correspondence from the following Reedy Church district residents: Mordecai Andrews Jr., Geoffrey Honan, George “Buddy” Howard, Jamey Lewchanin,, Demetrice “MiMi” Toliver and Reggie Underwood.
Andrews, of the Dawn area, said in his letter that he currently serves as an active member of the county’s Industrial Development Authority. He has also served on the county’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
Honan, who has served as president, treasure and assistant chief of the Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department, works as a maintenance manager for Highway Service Venture in Ruther Glen for 10 years. he has lived in the district since 1972, he said.
Howard, a Reedy Church resident since 1955, is a retired plant manager from Richmond Block. He owned Chipanbrian Concrete in Caroline for 10 years and operated a barbershop in Frog Level.
Lewchanin, 34, is currently a physical education teacher in Spotsylvania and serves as president of the Caroline Pines Property Owner’s Association. He recently challenged the school board election that led to winner Luther Morris resigning from the seat before he ever took it.
Toliver, a 1990 graduate of Caroline High School, said her strength is being a local business owner and an active member in the community. The mother of two listed several local youth development and leadership organizations that she is involved in.
Underwood, 57, has been a Caroline resident for 31 years. He was principal of Caroline Middle School for two years until 2006, when he took a job as an assistant superintendent for Charles City County schools. He had also been assistant principal at Caroline High and James Monroe High in Fredericksburg. Now he works for a company that specializes in high school dropout prevention and recovery. He received the second highest votes in November’s school board election after Morris.
The Board of Supervisors will have 45 days to fill the remaining year of Rozell’s term. After that, the Circuit Court would appoint a replacement. All board seats are up for election in November.
Anyone else interested in filling the Reedy Church District post should contact County Administrator Percy Ashcraft at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804/633-5380.