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The chairman of the York County School Board will face a challenger in his bid for re-election this fall.
Julie Reichle announced Tuesday she is challenging Mark Medford for the District 3 seat on the YCSD School Board.
District 3 includes the Edgehill, Seaford and Yorktown areas of York County.
Reichle said she was running to represent the interests of the residents of District 3.
“I’ve volunteered and been actively involved with York County schools for the past 15 years and I want to be a voice for our parents, students and employees who often feel their concerns go unheard,” Reichle said in a news release.
Reichle, who has worked as a certified public accountant, also said she would offer renewed energy and financial expertise to the school board.
“I can bring a new level of transparency to the York County School Board by understanding budgets and the financial process so that citizens trust our tax dollars are invested wisely into programs and resources that truly work and directly improve our students’ education,” she said in a news release.
Reichle, who is married and has three children, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has lived in York County for more than 20 years.
Medford has represented District 3 on the school board since 2000 and is the current chairman of the board. He has served as chairman since 2013, and previously served as chairman in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011.
Medford has worked as a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy for 28 years and currently serves as its D.A.R.E. coordinator and administrative sergeant.
The York County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms to represent five geographic districts in the state.
All five seats will be up for election during the Nov. 3 general election.
All five members of the School Board have announced they will seek re-election in the fall.