Mauck seeks Shenandoah County supervisors seat

Sarah Mauck

A former Strasburg Town Council member will seek a seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors.

Sarah Mauck served two terms on council before stepping down to devote more time to her family and job. While still on council several years ago, Mauck thought about running for the District 6 seat because, at the time, she didn’t think Supervisor Conrad Helsley would seek re-election, she recalled Thursday.

“So the reason I considered running was, one, I love my hometown community,” Mauck said. “I grew up here. My kids have grown up here and now their kids and so it’s something … I feel very passionate about.”

Mauck added that “I think I have a way of using my creative thinking to come up with some other ideas that energize and involve groups and citizens.”

“It’s a community mindset that I have that we need to work together to share resources and forge a really close bond with the town and county,” Mauck said.

Mauck, 62, has worked as the food service manager at the San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in Frederick County for about 3½ years. Mauck has volunteered with and served on leadership boards of various local organizations including the Shenandoah County Sesquicentennial Committee. Mauck attended Penn State University and Lord Fairfax Community College. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.

Helsley eventually filed to run for another term as an independent candidate. Helsley faces challenges by Mauck, Strasburg Town Councilman Robert B. Baker and S. John Massoud, the Republican Party candidate.

Election Day is Nov. 3.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com