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A Republican candidate running against a Walmart operations manager for District 3 of the York County Board of Supervisors now has three officials advocating for him in the upcoming primary.
Republican Brenda Pogge, who has served on the House of Delegates since 2008, formally endorsed Chad Green on Tuesday, according to a news release.
The endorsement comes nearly a month before York County citizens are expected to vote in the June 9 Republican Board of Supervisors primary for either Green or Chris Mollenkamp, who has also launched a campaign to represent the district that comprises Seaford, Edgehill and Yorktown.
“Chad Green believes in representative government and being an elected official means being the people’s voice in government,” Pogge wrote in the release. “He will fight against government overregulation and will always defend the private sector and free market principles.”
Pogge, who is running unopposed for re-election in the 96th House seat, represents the district in which Green is seeking to represent as well as all of Upper York County, Dare, Seaford and parts of James City County.
Green has also received the endorsement of current District 3 Supervisor Don Wiggins, who said he is not seeking re-election, and York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs, who stressed the importance of having someone who “knows what it takes to protect our quality of life.”
Green said he would focus his efforts on keeping taxes low, protecting private property, maintaining an excellent school system and creating job opportunities in the county.
Green grew up in Newport News, attended Hampton Roads Academy and moved to York County in 2006 to practice law, according to a state resolution commending him on a book he co-wrote called the Crown & Cardinal, which centers around Yorktown.
A commercial waterman, licensed captain and attorney who lives in Seaford, Green said he is planning a “vigorous, issues-based campaign.”
The winner of the primary will appear on the ballot for District 3 citizens on Election Day, which is Nov. 3.