Free Lance-Star reporter Chelyen Davis covers Virginia government.
Stafford supervisor Stimpson considering run for lieutenant governor
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Stafford County Board of Supervisors Chairman Susan Stimpson is considering a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor next year.
Stimpson said she hasn’t made a final decision yet about running.
Last week she sent out an invitation to a Facebook event this Wednesday, billed as an announcement for “Virginians for Values Movement.”
The Facebook event page says, “This exciting event will demonstrate my commitment to restoring our State Government to the limited role our Founders intended. Please join me to learn more about my vision for a better Virginia with more liberty and opportunity for you, your family, and your business.”
If she runs, Stimpson would join several Republicans already in the race for that job in 2013; state Sen. Steve Martin of Chesterfield, Del. Scott Lingamfelter of Prince William, and Prince William County Board of Supervisors chairman Corey Stewart are all in the running, and former state senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis is said to be planning to leave a job in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration to explore a bid.
Stimpson has long been active in Republican circles in the Stafford area. She was first elected to the board in 2009 from the Falmouth District, and became chairman at the beginning of 2012. She’s a University of Mary Washington graduate, with a masters in public administration, and her husband is a retired Marine.