Sayre announces bid for board seat

Thomas H. Sayre

Thomas H. Sayre plans to make a bid for a seat on the Warren County Board of Supervisors.

The former Front Royal Town Council member formally announced his intentions to seek the Republican Party nomination to run as its candidate to represent the Shenandoah District on the Board of Supervisors. Sayre held a kick-off event Saturday.

Supervisor Richard Traczyk has made it known that he would not seek a fourth term on the board. Earlier last year Sayre mentioned he would not seek a third term on Town Council but, instead, planned to run for Traczyk’s seat. Sayre’s last term ended Dec. 31.

“Well, I think the No. 1 issue is [the town and county] working together,” Sayre said Friday. “I think we can accomplish great things in Front Royal and Warren County.

“From what I’m hearing, meeting people, they’re sick and tired of the bickering between the town and the county,” Sayre added. “They want us to work together and I think I’m in a unique position to help bridge the gap and bring us closer together.”

Sayre, an attorney, first took office on council July 1, 2006, after his election that May.

With the switch of the Town Council elections from May to November this year, Sayre’s last term was extended by six months.

At one point several years ago, Sayre said he’d considered running for the House of Delegates but changed his mind when the state redistricting split up Front Royal and Warren County.

Sayre is married with seven children.

Election Day is Nov. 3.

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