Glavis planning to seek re-election

Linda Glavis

Warren County Supervisor Linda P. Glavis plans to run for a third term.

Glavis announced her intentions on Monday to seek re-election for the Board of Supervisors seat to represent the South River District.

Glavis said she’s been encouraged to run for re-election by constituents and the members of the committees on which she serves, particularly the Community Policy Management Team that works with the Department of Social Services and youth who are at risk of entering the foster-care or juvenile-justice systems. The team faces tough tasks, she said.

“The Community Policy Management Team is not one people are vying to be appointed to,” Glavis said. “The guys are happy that I’m on that.”

The team allocates funds appropriated to the county through the Comprehensive Services Act based on needs as recommended by the Family Assessment Planning Team, Glavis explained.

Glavis was appointed to the Youth Advisory Board last year. It works to coordinate, implement and enhance the county’s youth services system.

Glavis, 71, will again run as an independent candidate. She was elected in November 2007 as an independent candidate against Republican Bill Barnett. She ran unopposed as an independent in November 2011.

“I just don’t think there’s much room for partisan politics on the local level,” Glavis said. “All the citizens of Warren County are our citizens. I just believe it’s easier to serve everybody instead of being aligned with a party.”

Glavis retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after working for 20 years in Warren and Rappahannock counties and then six years at the agency’s appeals division office in Washington, D.C. Glavis and her brother-in-law also run a construction contracting business in the county.

Glavis and her husband, George, have a son and live in the Browntown area.

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