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A man who received the support of many local and state officials during his run for the District 3 supervisor seat has prevailed against a Walmart operations manager in Tuesday’s York County Republican Primary.
Chad Green, an author, commercial waterman and attorney by trade, will represent the Republican party in November’s general election for the supervisor seat that represents Yorktown, Edgehill and Seaford.
Green received 907 votes, while Chris Mollenkamp, the county’s Historical Committee president, received 193. A total of 1,100 District 3 residents cast votes.
“I didn’t get as many votes as I hoped, but I’m really glad the folks came out and voted,” Mollenkamp said over the phone Tuesday night. “Hopefully we’ll have a good candidate in November in Chad and he’ll be able to help the county.”
Green, who ran unsuccessfully for the 2007 District 3 Supervisor race against outgoing supervisor Don Wiggins and for the 2011 Republican nomination for the 91st District seat in the House of Delegates, received the support of Wiggins, Del. Brenda Pogge (R-96), York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs, District 4 Supervisor George Hrichak and York-Poquoson Commonwealth’s Attorney Ben Hahn.
Green thanked voters, endorsers and his wife Ashley for their support in a news release Wednesday after the primary.
“I’d like to thank the voters of my hometown, York County, for their overwhelming confidence and support in Tuesday’s Republican Primary. Such as show of support gives us great momentum as we campaign for the General Election on November 3rd,” he said in the release.
He congratulated his opponent on running a “clean campaign” and said Republicans can “now unite around our strong message of low taxes, safe neighborhoods, and preserving the great quality of life of York County.”
The Hampton Roads Academy graduate lives in Seaford and is a member of the Lafayette Gun Club, the York Foundation for Public Education and the York County 4th of July Committee.
Green’s contender in the November general election is Democrat Don Phillips, a longtime York County resident and retired NASA scientist who announced his candidacy Tuesday.
Phillips said in a news release announcing his candidacy he wanted to focus on supporting the York County School Division, limiting high density housing developments that would “detract form the nature of the county,” supporting the economy by providing well-paying jobs and insuring that the county “continues to act as a good steward of our environment.”