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Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs has offered his endorsement for a candidate seeking the District 3 seat on the York County Board of Supervisors.
Diggs, who leads the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, announced Friday his support of Chad Green’s mission to obtain the Republican seat that represents Seaford, Edgehill and Yorktown.
Green is a fifth-generation York County resident who grew up in Newport News, attended Hampton Roads Academy and moved to Seaford in 2006 to practice law. He is a commercial waterman, a licensed captain and an attorney.
“Our community needs leaders who know York County,” Diggs said in a news release. “… He knows what it takes to protect our quality of life. He knows how important it is to keep York County safe. He knows that public safety is a primary function of government and I am confident that he will do what it takes to keep York County a safe place to live and work.”
Green, who kicked off his campaign last week at Joe & Mimma’s Italian Restaurant in Grafton, is going up against Republican Chris Mollenkamp in the June 9 primary.
A Walmart operations manager and the president of the York County Historical Committee, Mollenkamp said he would focus on having an open and ongoing dialogue with constituents, maintaining the county’s high quality of life and supporting the schools.
In his March candidacy announcement, Green said he would maintain low taxes and protect private property.
“We cannot ignore the needs of the residents of York County who are working hard every day to make ends meet,” he said in March. “I am running to stand up and be the voice for this community.”
Green has also received the endorsement of outgoing District 3 Supervisor Don Wiggins, who is also a Republican.
The winner of the primary will appear on the ballot for District 3 citizens on Election Day, which is Nov. 3.