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Posted at 3:32 PM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Another Prince William resident to challenge Corey Stewart

By Jennifer Buske

A Prince William County eye surgeon announced his plans Thursday to vie for the chairman's seat on the board of county supervisors come November.

Democrat Babur Lateef, a 38-year-old Coles District resident, said it is time for a shift in county leadership and that he is concerned that current chair Corey A. Stewart is focused on advancing his political career, not on bettering the county.

"We need a chairman interested in getting things done for our businesses, our schools and our communities rather than getting headlines for himself," Lateef said. "If we give Corey Stewart another four years, he won't use it to help our community."

Lateef said he has served more than 15,000 patients in the county where he lives with his wife and four children. Lateef said he wants to serve as a political leader for the county because he cares about the community.

"My only agenda is getting Prince William County back on track," he said. "I want to be the chairman for all the people of Prince William."

Lateef is one of four people who plan to vie for Stewart's seat. Haymarket Town Council member Robert B. "Bob" Weir, Democrat and county planning commission chairman Gary C. Friedman and Independent John Gray have all announced plans to run. Tito Muñoz, also known as "Tito the Builder," has withdrawn his plan to run, he said.

By Jennifer Buske  | February 4, 2011; 3:32 PM ET
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