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Spotsy Election Updates

Supervisor Hap Connors just announced that he will seek reelection this fall. In his announcement, he said:

“I believe politics can be an instrument for good and positive things.  I still think I can change the world; it may be just a small piece of the world here in Spotsylvania County and this region, but we have to start somewhere and use the opportunities available to us to make the change.  It starts with us, and that’s what this position has afforded me.  And it’s an honor and privilege to have that opportunity.”

So now three incumbents will run again. Four seats will be up for vote (Chancellor, Courtland, Livingston and Salem), and Supervisor Gary Jackson has said that he will not run again.

Also, this weekend, the Spotsylvania Republican Committee held a mass meeting to determine official nominations. About 100 people showed up, said Chairman Steve Thomas.

The group has now nominated three Republican candidates: Al King, for the Commissioner of the Revenue; Jerry Logan for Courtland Supervisor; and Ann Heidig for Livingston Supervisor.

Thomas said:

“The need to create an environment for job creation here is paramount to stem the tide of foreclosures and plant closings, and that will drive our slate in the elections in November.”

The committee has endorsed three independent candidates and will decide on other endorsements at its next meeting: July 28, 7 p.m. at the Salem Church Library.