By Lynn R. Mitchell
Augusta County resident Larry W. Weeks has announced he is running for supervisor in the Wayne District as an Independent candidate.
Weeks, who worked for 30 years at Dupont, lives on a 33-acre farm in the Hugh Cassell area where he raises Katahdin sheep. He has been in leadership on the Augusta County Farm Bureau Federation for five years serving on the board as president and treasurer. He also served five years as treasurer for Hugh Cassell’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
Explaining his reasons for seeking the supervisor position, Weeks noted:
“I would like to build on the current board of supervisors’ efforts to work with the school board to bring improvements while controlling costs. Another challenge is how to handle residential growth into agricultural areas. I would work to continue on a course of controlled growth while retaining our rural character in Augusta County.”
As he often likes to say at supervisor meetings, Weeks lives in beautiful downtown Dooms with his wife Lisa and two teenage daughters who attend Wilson Memorial High and Wilson Middle schools.
Jeff Moore is retiring from the Wayne District seat after one term. Weeks will run against Republican nominee Mary Beth Swemba and Independent nominee John Graves.
Political reporter Bob Stuart has more at the News-Virginian (see Weeks plans to run for open Wayne District seat).