Albemarle Board of Supervisors Race Takes Shape

By: Ruth Showalter Email
By: Ruth Showalter Email

June 14, 2011

Cynthia Neff Tuesday announced she is running against Ken Boyd for the position of Supervisor representing the Rivanna District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

"I've decided to run for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors against Ken Boyd because someone needs to stand up for the residents of the Rivanna District and listen to them," she said.

The two have differing views on many of the area's important ongoing issues.

"We don't need more big boxed stores on norther [Route] 29," Neff argued. "We need to worry about things like infrastructure and traffic."

And Neff is not the only person ready to campaign for a spot on the Board. Seats in three of the six districts - White Hall, Rivanna and Scottsville - will be up for election in November. Two current supervisors, Democrat Ann Mallek (White Hall) and Republican Ken Boyd (Rivanna) are seeking re-election, while Lindsay Dorrier, current Scottsville supervisor, is retiring from the Board.

Neff, a member of the Board of Directors for Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, the AIDS/HIV Services Group and the Steering Committee of the Albemarle County Democratic Party, will challenge Boyd in the Rivanna District.

In Scottsville, Republican James Norwood and Democrat Christopher Dumler will vie for the seat vacated by Dorrier.

Mallek is currently running unopposed.

Supervisors Dennis Rooker (I-Jack Jouett), Duane Snow (R-Samuel Miller) and Rodney Thomas (R-Rio) all have terms ending in 2013.

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