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Candland seeks reelection for Prince William’s Gainesville seat, not Chairman

Peter Candland will seek reelection as the Gainesville District Supervisor on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. He won’t run for the At-large Chairman of the Board position as once thought held by Corey Stewart, who is seeking reelection.

Candland’s decision comes as all of the seats on the Board of Supervisors are up for reelection in 2015. Voters will go to the polls in November.

“It has been gratifying to receive the outpouring of support by so many citizens across the County encouraging me to run for Chairman of the Board. I believe it’s an affirmation of the work that I have done so far to restrain the growth in county spending, reduce taxes to provide relief for families, increase transparency on the Board, and to work to improve the quality of life for every family in Prince William County,” Candland penned in statement to press.

The Republican came charging onto the Board of Supervisors after he was elected in 2011. He’s branded himself as a tax-cutting conservative who’s looking to rope in what he says is excessive spending within the halls of Prince William County Government. He’s currently taking county officials, as well as members of his own Board to task over the December 2013 decision to spend $12 million to bury power lines on Route 1 in Woodbridge in conjunction with a project to widen the road to six lanes.

Candland crafted a resolution to rescind the funds for the project, and the Board is expected to vote on the measure Tuesday.

The Republican has also vowed to endorse other candidates in other races whom he believes would best do the job.

“While I will be running for re-election to represent the citizens of the Gainesville District, I will be working across the county to elect good candidates to serve on the Board of County Supervisors to build that coalition that is so desperately needed to protect and preserve the future of Prince William County. I will be endorsing and actively campaigning for candidates in races, even if it means against a sitting Supervisor,” stated Candland.

Candland lives in Gainesville with his wife and four children. He is the executive vice president at Quality Business Engineering in Haymarket. The firm occupies the former PACE West school.

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