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Garrisonville man withdraws application for board seat

William Dawn has withdrawn his application for the Garrisonville Supervisor seat.

Dawn, a financial adviser and accountant, was one of four men who applied in December for the vacancy created by the resignation of Del. Mark Dudenhefer, formerly the chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.

But yesterday, Dawn sent an email to the board members saying that he doesn’t have the time.

“I started doing the math and couldn’t figure out how to sleep and see my family,” Dawn told me this afternoon.

He had applied because he wanted to be more involved in the county– but he’s already got a list of obligations to other organizations, including the Boy Scouts, St. Peters Lutheran Church, the United Way and the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce.

The board has planned a special meeting for 7 p.m. Monday night to interview the applicants and possibly choose a new supervisor to fill the remaining two years left on Dudenhefer’s term. A special election will be held April 10. Supervisors had said they wanted the seat to be filled as soon as possible in order to keep the Garrisonville residents represented. State law says the seat must be filled within 45 days of Dudenhefer’s resignation.

The other three applicants for the seat are: former supervisor Gary Pash, school board member Ty Schieber and resident Thomas Nutton.