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Posted at 3:28 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Call to be like Arizona brings challenger

By Washington Post editors

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,, still has Stewart listed as a possible lieutenant governor candidate for the 2013 election.

-- Jennifer Buske

By 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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John Gray is a joke.

From Virginia Virtucon:

John Gray, Democrat candidate for Occoquan Supervisor in 2003 turned Republican candidate for County Chairman in 2006 turned Republican candidate for Occoquan Supervisor in January 2007 [special election] is now an Independent candidate for Occoquan Supervisor [Nov. 2007 general election].

They long ago labelled him PWC's Perennial Candidate.

Posted by: JTR555 | June 21, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

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