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A look at the Board of Supervisors races

(View our guide to Stafford County elections)

Election Day is coming up fairly soon in just a little more than one week. Each of the three open Board of Supervisors seats is contested, including a three way race for the Griffis-Widewater District. This week, the paper has run a story about each of these races, along with stories on the two contested School Board seats in Stafford County. In case you missed any of these, I’m posting them here so they’re all in one place.

(For more information on all the races in our coverage area, check out the special election section that will come out in the paper on Nov. 2.  We’ll have bio boxes, information about precincts and polling places, as well as the complete ballots in each county.)

Griffis-Widewater District

Three candidates are vying for the Griffis-Widewater District seat on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.

The Nov. 8 election will bring change in representation to the northeastern Stafford area because the incumbent, Bob Woodson, is not seeking re-election. He is one of two Democrats on the seven-member county board.

Running this fall are Republican Keith Angle, Democrat Fred Sweat and Jack Cavalier, an independent. To read more, click here.

George Washington District

Residents of the Stafford County’s George Washington District will get new representation in the Nov. 8 Board of Supervisors election.

The question is whether the next supervisor will be a Democrat or add to the board’s Republican majority.

Democrat Charles Latimer, 49, and Republican Bob Thomas, 34, are testing their political know-how in the southeastern area of Stafford. Here’s more about the candidates.

(Here’s more about the school board race between Byron Hinton and Dewayne McOsker.)

Rock Hill District

A frequent critic of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors is taking on the incumbent for the Rock Hill District seat in the Nov. 8 election.

Dean Fetterolf, 55, is running as an independent against Republican Supervisor Cord Sterling, 44.

In the midst of the campaign, Fetterolf is facing some legal issues. He is scheduled to appear in Stafford County Circuit Court on Nov. 7 to appeal a ruling by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge, according to court records. For the rest of the story, click here.

(Here’s more about the school board race between Patricia Healy and Heather Stefl.)