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One of the longest-serving members on the York County Board of Supervisors said he will seek a sixth term in office.
Republican Walt Zaremba will be going up against local Realtor Rebekah Sandridge in the District 1 Primary on June 9.
Representing the Magruder and Waller Mill area of the county, Zaremba said he wants to continue to “improve on the incredible quality of life” in York County.
WYDaily reported Zaremba filed to run for another term last month.
In a news release announcing his candidacy, Zaremba, an estate planning attorney by trade, emphasized his experience on the Board of Supervisors.
“The need for the seasoned experience on the County’s long-time Board of Supervisors has never been more important to York County given the recent, sudden death of our long time County Administrator, James McReynolds, and the announcement by two of our Board of Supervisors not to seek re-election,” he said.
Republican Don Wiggins announced in March he would not be seeking a fourth term in office; he has since endorsed Republican Chad Green, who is running for District 3.
District 4 Supervisor George Hrichak said in February he was stepping down at the end of his second term.
Zaremba stressed the need to continue to have the best school system, the lowest tax rates, the safest community and “the best living environment in all of Hampton Roads.”
“Elective service to the tax-paying public should be provided without hidden agendas or obligations to special interest groups that too often dot our local political landscape,” he said. “Unlike others, I have made sure that I owe nothing to any individual or entity other than a fair hearing on issues before me.”
Zaremba served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 33 years and has lived in the county for more than 30 years.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University, a master’s degree from Kansas University and a law degree from Wayne State University and serves on the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Board of Directors, the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and the Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee.
York County residents will cast their votes for either Zaremba or Sandridge on June 9, and the winner of that race will see his or her name on the ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.