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Shiloh contender exits King George Supervisors race
There’s one less person running against longtime incumbent Supervisor Cedell Brooks Jr. in King George County.
Cathy Binder announced this week that she was dropping out of the race for the Shiloh District seat on the Board of Supervisors. Her name will still appear on ballots, as they’ve already been printed, and absentee voting started on Friday.
Binder, 44, said she had “too many irons in the fire.” She owns a video and photography production company, volunteers at the schools, coaches cross-country and track and has two children, ages 3 and 13.
“As my husband puts it, I always give 110 percent to everything I do, and I just don’t have 110 percent to give,” she said.
Plus, she said that from talking to people in the community, “it seems people want somebody who’s going to be there all the time, and I just can’t do that right now.”
Shawn Lawrence, a community action specialist at the disAbility Resource Center in Fredericksburg, is still running for the Shiloh seat against Brooks.
Brooks was elected to the board in 1991, has served longer than any other member and never before faced two challengers.
While Binder’s decision leaves only two people vying for the Shiloh seat, the other county race for supervisor—from the James Monroe District—features four contenders.
Incumbent John LoBuglio, who’s finishing his first term, faces opposition from James Howard, who held the seat before him. Also trying to unseat LoBuglio are Richard Lorey, who retired after 35 years at the Navy base, and Jeff Bueche, a petty officer with the Coast Guard.
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