Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.
Ruby Brabo is running for supervisor
Ruby Brabo, an outspoken activist who has lobbied to get the developer—and then the county—to finish the infrastructure of her Chatham Village neighborhood, announced today she is running for the Dahlgren District seat on the King George Board of Supervisors.
She’s being endorsed by Citizens for Nonpartisan King George. “She’s an absolutely brilliant young lady and very passionate about what’s right and hard work,” said Paula Van Alstine, one of the group’s founders.
Brabo, 42, moved to King George in August 2006 with her husband, Robert, and their two daughters, Ellen, who graduates from King George High School next month and Clara, 13, a student at King George Middle School.
Brabo says she’s learned a lot about county government while working on various neighborhood and school issues and would put that experience to use.
“I believe the Dahlgren District would benefit greatly by having a full time, hands-on supervisor and I have the time to devote to this position,” she said.
Incumbent James Mullen, who has been on the board for four years, said last month he didn’t plan to seek re-election. But rumors are swirling that he’s considering running again.
And, Dennis Paulsen, who represents Dahlgren on the School Board, will not seek that seat in November, but is considering running for supervisor instead.
The two other seats up for re-election are: At-Large District, held by Dale Sisson Jr. who plans to run again, and Joe Grzeika, from the James Madison District. At last count, Grzeika hadn’t decided, or at least announced publicly, his plans.