There has been whispers and talk of it but yesterday Ruth Anderson made it official she will run. Ruth Anderson will be squaring off against Don Scoggins for the Republican nomination in the race to replace Mike May for Supervisor in the Occoquan District. Whomever the nominee is will be squaring off against the former Mayor of the Town of Occoquan Democrat Ernie Porta.
Here is Ruth Anderson’s press release :
Republican Ruth Anderson Announces Candidacy
for Prince William Board of County Supervisors
~Air Force veteran seeks Republican nomination on Saturday, April 25th~
~Hopes to represent the people of Occoquan Magisterial District~
“As Occoquan District Supervisor, I’ll work hard to prioritize county spending on public safety, quality education, transportation infrastructure, and other core services. It’s important that we protect the taxpayers with commonsense solutions to the fiscal challenges facing our community.”
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Woodbridge resident Ruth Anderson, a retired 21-year career member of the United States Air Force, today officially announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination to represent her Occoquan Magisterial District neighbors on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Anderson will be seeking the Republican nomination that takes place on Saturday, April 25th.
Ruth believes we need a fresh voice that will take a commonsense approach to the fiscal challenges facing the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. She believes that elected officials too often rely on tax increases to resolve budget shortfalls, which unfairly places an unnecessary burden on the hardworking families and small businesses of the Occoquan District. Instead, Ruth will focus on finding solutions that make Prince William County a place where people can afford to live, work, and raise families.
Anderson stated, “As Occoquan District Supervisor, I’ll work hard to prioritize county spending on public safety, quality education, transportation infrastructure, and other core services. It’s important that we protect the taxpayers with commonsense solutions to the fiscal challenges facing our community. After a lifetime of military and public service, I’m ready to serve.”
Anderson is known locally for her work with community volunteerism and global humanitarian missions, having led a dozen teams to remote overseas locations over the last decade. Since 2001, she has held leadership positions in outreach programs at her home church in Lake Ridge and in parent-student organizations in the Prince William County public school attended by her daughter. She has also served as an appointed member of the Prince William County Historical Commission and has served actively in local Republican political organizations.
Anderson was raised in remote Alaskan villages and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing at the Universities of Minnesota and Kansas. Ruth served for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. During that time, she was a senior leader and commander of emergency services and intensive care units. She capped her military career in 2001 by commanding operational Air Force medical units at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.
Ruth is currently the director of the Virginia Supply Program of Brother’s Brother Foundation, a global humanitarian organization with outreach to dozens of countries around the world. Ruth and her husband, Rich, reside in Woodbridge, are proud parents and grandparents, and serve the community as active members of Lake Ridge Baptist Church.