Fluvanna Sheriff Race in Full Swing

By: Matt Holmes Email
By: Matt Holmes Email

Saturday September 15, 2007

Ryant Washington has served two terms as Sheriff and this November he'll go for a third four year stint.

"Fluvanna's a great place to live and raise...children," Washington says. "[W]e're gonna do everything we possibly can to keep that crime rate low."

Not only is Washington the youngest sheriff in county history, but his supporters say he's been able to accomplish more than his older and more seasoned predecessors.

"For the past eight years I have seen a decrease in the crime, especially in drugs," says Fluvanna resident and Washington campaign worker Lucille M. Brown. "He has wiped out a lot of the drugs in Fluvanna County."

Standing in Washington's way will be Jonathan Kirby, an officer from Lake Monticello and not a name that was mentioned much tonight. Instead all the talk surrounded Ryant Washington and why he deserves another four years.

"Because Fluvanna is an ever-changing county, I think it needs someone with strong leadership ability and the background to be able to do [the job]," Washington says. "I think I possess that background."

"Everybody knows who he is. He's a friendly person, very respectful," Brown adds. "[He] goes...above and beyond to help anybody."

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