With the announcement that long-time Fairfax County Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully) will be retiring comes the announcement that Brian Schoeneman, 37, who currently serves as secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board, will be running for the Sully District seat.
In a press release on Tuesday, Schoeneman noted:
“Having spent the last two years supervising elections in Fairfax County, I realized that I could better serve my community by putting my name on a ballot, rather than continue counting them. I look forward to working hard, earning the Republican nomination and running a successful campaign through November.
“As a Republican, I have long advocated for balanced budgets, low taxes, reducing the crushing burden of regulations on Fairfax employers, expanding economic development to bring good jobs to Fairfax County, and fighting to ensure that Fairfax County remains the best place to live, work and raise a family.
“If elected, I hope to continue my record as a transparent, accessible and honest public servant. I plan on spending the next eleven months meeting the voters of Sully District and demonstrating to them I have the common sense, good judgment and experience to serve them as their County Supervisor.”
To comply with Virginia law, Schoeneman has submitted his resignation from the Electoral Board on Wednesday.
In 2011 Schoeneman ran as a Republican for the Virginia House of Delegates against Democratic Delegate David Bulova. He serves on the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, and was a member of the Bi-Partisan Election Process Improvement Commission established by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors following the 2012 Presidential Election.
Brian, who is a lawyer by trade and a member of the Bearing Drift blog, lives in Centreville with wife KayAnn and son Nick.