Four candidates vying for two board of supervisor seats

Candidate Forum set for Monday evening, Oct. 30

Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, is right around the corner and here in Rappahannock County, apart from two uncontested school board contests, there are four candidates — two being incumbents — vying for two seats on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors.

Piedmont District Supervisor Mike Biniek, an F.T. Valley resident who is seeking his third four-year term on the board, is being challenged by Christine Smith, a political newcomer who lives in Sperryville.

In addition, Stonewall-Hawthorne District Supervisor Chris Parrish, a Viewtown farmer who until one week ago was running unopposed for reelection, now suddenly finds Rock Mills resident David Konick as his opponent. Konick, a private attorney, launched his last-minute write-in campaign just one week ago.

Profiles of all four candidates, based primarily on interviews conducted in recent days, appear in today’s newspaper.

Meanwhile, Businesses of Rappahannock and the Rappahannock News are co-sponsoring a Candidates Forum with supervisor candidates who RSVP on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Little Washington Theatre. Seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The [forum] format will be an orderly, objective exploration of the issues that face Rappahannock County,” BizRapp President Theresa Wood wrote in the invitation to the candidates.

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