Voters will have two new candidates to pick from in a special election for Neabsco District supervisor in Prince William County.
Democrat Victor Angry and Republican Devinder Singh will face off in the April 9 election necessitated by the death of Democratic Supervisor John Jenkins on Feb. 6.
The winner will serve until the end of the year, with the seat coming up for election for a full, four-year term in November.
“I feel like I can carry on John’s legacy and build upon what we created, which is unity,” Angry said.
Angry won a Democratic Party firehouse caucus Feb. 24. He is a retired command sergeant major in the U.S. Army National Guard, a Dale City volunteer firefighter, motivational speaker and leadership instructor. Angry and his wife, Michelle, have raised their children in Dale City.
If elected, he said he would focus on reducing traffic and on improving mass transit, economic development, helping small businesses and youth development, and ensuring affordable housing.
He also wants to reduce the number of trailers used by the school division and reduce the ratio of students to teachers, he said.
“I think we have an opportunity to do that, and I believe I have the skill set to bring those [county and school] leaders together,” Angry said.
Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, a former Prince William County teacher, endorsed Angry in his candidacy.
“Victor Angry is passionate about closing the achievement gap by providing more equitable methods to support our schools,” Qarni said in a statement.
Singh, a small business owner and father of two, announced his candidacy Feb. 25.
“My campaign centers on three principles: accountability, integrity and prosperity,” Singh said in a statement, noting he is “committed to serving this community that makes up so much of who I am and what I value.”
Singh said he’ll bring greater accountability and his business background to the board.
“Because of my personal experience as someone who immigrated to the United States with few resources to now being in a position to give back to my community and help others, I want to ensure every family has the same access to prosperity that has led me to this moment,” Singh said. “I am committed to putting these principles into action in the pursuit of a conservative agenda that puts families and community first.”
Singh was an outspoken and early supporter of Corey Stewart during the Prince William supervisor’s 2017 gubernatorial primary race and signed letters of support as a Prince William County faith and business leader.
“Devinder is a conservative who is passionate about protecting our freedom and improving economic opportunity for all Dale City and Woodbridge residents,” according to a statement on Singh’s candidacy from the Prince William County Republican Committee.
Source: Inside Nova