Call to be like Arizona brings challenger
A Prince William man said Friday that he has had enough of the chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey A. Stewart -- so he's going after the supervisor's job.
John Gray said Friday that he has filed an application with the Virginia State Board of Elections to become a candidate for chairman in the 2011 elections.
Although toying with the idea for awhile, Gray said he decided to do it after Stewart (R) announced Thursday his plan to lobby for new legislation that would crack down on illegal immigration in Virginia.
“He said he would work statewide on this [proposed legislation] for the rest of the year,” said Gray, 59. “We need a chairman that’s dedicated to Prince William. We have serious problems here and he’s not serious about being chairman.”
Gray said he ran for a seat on the board in 2007, but was defeated by current Occoquan supervisor Michael C. May. Gray said Stewart is only using Prince William as a “stepping stone” in order to reach his higher political aspirations.
Stewart had set his eyes on the lieutenant governor position a few years ago, however that faded when Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling ( R ) decided to run for reelection. The Republican Web site, Virginiavirtucon.com, still has Stewart listed as a possible lieutenant governor candidate for the 2013 election.
-- Jennifer Buske
Washington Post editors
| June 18, 2010; 3:28 PM ET
Categories: Virginia | Tags: arizona immigration, board of county supervisors, corey stewart, john gray, prince william
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