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Goochland, VA — The former Chair of the Goochland Board of Supervisors, William E. Quarles, Jr., is running to be the next Delegate from the 65th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
The seat, currently held by Lee Ware (R), has not seen a Democratic challenger in ten years. According to Quarles, this has resulted in Mr. Ware growing increasingly comfortable in his position, a sentiment he has heard from countless voters across the district.
“Mr. Ware may feel entitled to this seat. But as much as he would have us believe otherwise, this isn’t his seat. It’s the people’s, and they deserve better,” Quarles said at a recent campaign stop.
Quarles has also cited Ware’s out of touch positions on women’s rights, healthcare, the environment and education as reasons the district desperately needs new leadership in the House of Delegates.
Quarles, a lifelong resident of the area, grew up in Goochland and Louisa Counties. After he graduated from Virginia Union University, he began his career teaching science and math in Richmond and Louisa public schools. He has spent the last thirty years as a member of the chemistry and training management team at the North Anna Nuclear Power Station, recently retiring to pursue other avenues of public services.
He also owns and operates a company that conducts training in management and safety for nuclear power plants and other businesses.
In addition to his professional credentials, Quarles’ has extensive experience as a community leader.
He was elected to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors and served there for eight years, the last three as Chair. He was appointed by then-Governor Tim Kaine to the Emergency Medical Advisory Board and was an active Board Member on the Capital Region Workforce Partnership Consortium. Currently, Quarles serves as the Vice President of the Goochland Education Foundation, which provides support for deserving students and teachers in the county.
This state-wide election will be held on November 5, 2013. Also on the ballot will be candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
District 65 spans all or parts of Fluvanna, Powhatan, Chesterfield and Goochland Counties.
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For additional information, contact: Leonore Jordan, Campaign Manager, 703-599-4878