Greg L. over at BVBL has a post about a potential shakeup in Prince William County that would result in a special election for a seat on the Board of County Supervisors in 2014. According to Greg, former Planning Commission and Soil and Water Board member Austin Haynes posted to Facebook that he will not seek any office in 2014 due to recovery from recent injuries. This alludes to the poorly kept secret that Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington is likely to receive a judicial appointment and that Haynes was exploring a run for the seat.
Now that the cat is officially out of the bag, Virginia Virtucon is entering the fray and calling on conservatives in Prince William County to join us in our effort to draft 2011 candidate Jeanine Lawson to jump in the race for the special election.
Lawson came tantalizingly close to unseating Covington in the primary that year and had she not had to weather the tragedy of losing her father during the course of the campaign, we have no doubt that she would have been victorious then. Virtucon previously endorsed her based upon her being the more conservative candidate who supported lower residential tax burdens and sensible policies on both transportation and growth. She would make an excellent addition to Supervisor Pete Candland in beginning to build a true conservative, pro-economic growth bloc on the Board.