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Reedy Church applicant pool growing…

Seven people have applied to fill the Caroline County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by Maxie Rozell, who resigned last week.

Rozell, who had held the Reedy Church District seat for 11 years, cited family and job obligations as reasons for his immediate departure.

Caroline County Administrator Percy Ashcraft said he has received letters of interest from Mordecai Andrews Jr., Geoffrey Honan, George “Buddy” Howard, Jamey Lewchanin, Luther Morris, 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 Board of Zoning 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. He has lived in the district since 1972, he said.

Howard, a Reedy Church resident since 1955, is a retired plant manager of 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 a School Board special election that led to winner Luther Morris resigning before he took the seat.

Morris, 64, held the Reedy Church district seat on the board of supervisors for 16 years. He also was the county’s Circuit Court clerk from 1983 to 1991 and had served on the county Electoral Board until November.

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 in which she is involved.

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. He now works for a company that specializes in high school dropout prevention and recovery.

He finished second to Morris in November’s School Board election.

The Board of Supervisors has 37 days to appoint someone to serve out the final year of Rozell’s term. All board seats are up for election in November.

Anyone else interested in filling the Reedy Church District post should contact Ashcraft by Feb. 2 at

Email: or call 804/633-5380. A decision is expected at the board’s Feb. 10 meeting.

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419


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