Of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors district seats, all of which are up for election this fall, the Mount Vernon spot is already being contested by four candidates.
After longtime incumbent Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) announced he would not seek re-election, Jack Dobbyn, Dan Storck, Candace Bennett and Tim Sargeant all threw their respective hats in the ring.
Sargeant, recently appointed to his third four-year term on the County Planning Commission, marked the formal beginning of his campaign with a kickoff event March 28 at the Marriott SpringHill Suites on Richmond Highway.
“The question is, who is best suited to lead Mount Vernon to a better tomorrow?” he said.
Among his priorities, Sargeant highlighted the need for county government to work more closely with the school board, improving transportation along the Route 1 corridor, the necessity of providing affordable housing for current and future residents of Mount Vernon, and protecting the environment.
“I am uniquely qualified to bring the business community, the civic community and government together to support our vision for future development in Mount Vernon,” said Sargeant.
For more information on Tim Sargeant, visit www.timsargeant.com.