Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.
Non-partisan group endorses Bueche, Lawrence
The Citizens for Non-Partisan Good Government King George has endorsed both challengers in the Board of Supervisors’ races.
This morning, the group announced it’s endorsing Jeff Bueche for the James Monroe District seat, currently held by John LoBuglio, and Shawn Lawrence for the Shiloh District seat held by veteran board member Cedell Brooks Jr.
The non-partisan group only considered candidates running as independents. The group aims to “promote good government on a non-partisan basis in King George County,” according to its press release and believes political parties on the local level are “not only unnecessary but also detrimental.”
Six people are running for the two board seats. In the crowded James Monroe race, contenders are:
- Incumbent LoBuglio, who’s completing his first term
- Bueche, who works for the Coast Guard
- Jim Howard, who held the supervisor seat for 13 years before LoBuglio defeated him in November 2009. In that race, LoBuglio won by 88 votes.
- Rich Lorey, who retired from Dahlgren in 2004. He’s running as a Republican and was not considered for endorsement by the non-partisan group.
The endorsement of Lawrence in the Shiloh District race may indicate that Brooks faces some real competition for the first time in years. Brooks has held the seat since 1991, longer than any other supervisor on the King George board, and often has run unopposed. Lawrence recently retired from the disAbility Resource Center in Fredericksburg.