Prince William Board of County Supervisors

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Prince William Board of County Supervisors
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair
Vice Chair
Michael C. May (R)
Structure
Seats 8
Political groups
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Elections
Next election
November 3, 2015
Website
Prince William County Board

Prince William County, Virginia is divided into seven magisterial districts: Brentsville, Coles, Gainesville, Neabsco, Occoquan, Potomac, and Woodbridge. The magisterial districts each elect one supervisor to the Board of Supervisors which governs Prince William County. There is also a Chairman elected by the county at-large, bringing total Board membership to 8. A Vice-Chairman and a Chairman Pro-Tem are selected by the Board from amongst its membership. The current Chairman is Corey A. Stewart, who previously served as the Occoquan District Supervisor. The current Vice-Chairman is Michael C. May, the Occoquan District Supervisor. The current Chairman Pro-Tem is John D. Jenkins, the Neabsco District Supervisor.

Responsibilities[edit]

The County operates under the county form of the County Executive system of government, with an elected Board of Supervisors. The Board then appoints a professional, nonpartisan County Executive to manage government agencies. The Board is responsible for setting local tax policy, approving land use plans and appointing officials to various countywide positions; including a County Executive who prepares the annual budget, and carries out laws enacted by the Board. The Board of Supervisors acts within the limits set forth by the Virginia General Assembly. The Board usually meets two Tuesdays every month in the Prince William County McCoart Administration Building, Board Chambers, 1 County Complex Court. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings.

Membership[edit]

The board is currently controlled by Republicans, who have six out of the eight seats, and currently control both the Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship. The current districts and their Supervisors are:

Board of County Supervisors
Position Name Party First Election District
  Chairman Corey A. Stewart Republican 2003 At-Large
  Supervisor W.S. Wally Covington, III Republican 2003 Brentsville
  Supervisor Martin E. Nohe Republican 2003 Coles
  Supervisor Peter Candland Republican 2011 Gainesville
  Supervisor John D. Jenkins Democrat 1982 Neabsco
  Supervisor Michael C. May Republican 2007 Occoquan
  Supervisor Maureen S. Caddigan Republican 1995 Potomac
  Supervisor Frank J. Principi Democrat 2007 Woodbridge

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