Warzinski running for supervisor, Sloane for school board
Kate Warzinski of Orlean is running as a Republican for the Marshall District seat on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors and Suzanne Sloane is seeking the Scott District seat on the County Board of Education being vacated by Maureen Riordan.
Their candidacies were announced Thursday night at a gathering at the Stoneridge Events Center in Warrenton that featured former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as keynote speaker. The hosts were the Friends of Cameron Jones and the Fauquier Cornerstone Committee, conservative groups that held the event “to get our new year off on the right foot,” according to an event flier.
Warzinski is running for the seat being vacated by independent Peter Schwartz, who announced this month that he is not running for another four-year term. Mary Leigh McDaniel declared her candidacy for the seat two weeks ago and Schwartz was present at her announcement in Marshall. McDaniel is running as an independent.
Warzinski is a 13-year resident of Fauquier. “I'm a military spouse who decided Fauquier County is the best place to set down roots and raise my six children. I felt I needed to give back. I'd like to craft economic development to make life better for our kids and grandchildren,” she told the Fauquier Times.
Sloane is a resident of the Brookside community with two children attending Auburn Middle School. She is principal of Virginia Virtual Academy, an online school.
She cited her experience as an educator and being the parent of children in the school system as factors that influenced her decision to run.
“As a parent I think it's important to have someone who has students in the schools and as a lifelong educator it's important to have someone with that experience,” she said.
Sloane said Fauquier has a “fabulous superintendent” in David Jeck and that she would be meeting with him. She said it is great to have Riordan as a mentor to her.
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