Woodstock resident seeks party’s nod for court clerk

David George

A longtime Shenandoah County resident who works in the financial field wants to serve as the clerk of the circuit clerk.

David George, 46, of Woodstock, announced Friday that he would seek the Shenandoah County Republican Committee’s nomination to run as its candidate for the constitutional office in the Nov. 3 election. George will challenge longtime deputy circuit court clerk Sarona Irvin for the party’s nomination at its convention May 8.

“I am a rookie,” George said. “I am not a seasoned politician.”

George works for Springleaf Financial Services in Winchester. He has worked for the lending institution for 22 years, serving as a branch or district manager for 20 years.

“I have a concern, so I’m going to put my name in the hat,” George added. “My point is that I think any government agency … should be held accountable for their finances.”

George graduated from Central High School and then from Virginia Tech with a degree in finance. While in college, George enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard and attained the rank of 1st lieutenant by the time his service ended.

George serves as treasurer for The Valley Foundation — a nonprofit organization. George has coached youth sports and he and his son remain active in Cub Scouts.

George and his wife Trina have two children, both of whom attend W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.

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