Schools to run for Warren County supervisors

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Another Shenandoah Farms resident plans to vie for a seat on the Warren County Board of Supervisors.

Dee Schools will challenge fellow Farms resident Ralph Rinaldi and former Front Royal Town Councilman Thomas Sayre for the board seat to represent the Shenandoah Magisterial District. Schools recently filed documents with the voter registrar’s office necessary to appear on the ballot as an independent candidate in the Nov. 3 election.

Schools became vocal in recent years about the work the county has done to improve roads in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District. She has questioned the spending on the cost-sharing projects with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

“I’ve gotten comfortable on the other side of the podium but I think I could make more of a difference if I was one of the ones listening,” Schools said, adding that she’s heard from residents about their concerns.

The Herndon native moved to Warren County in August 2004. She’s volunteered with the Shenandoah Farms Property Owners Association, and the community emergency response team through the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Department. Supervisors appointed Schools to the Well and Septic Committee in 2012.

“So I’ve been active in a lot of different areas in the county, volunteering-wise,” Schools said. “I think I would make a good candidate from my district because that’s one of the big reasons.”

Schools’ family has run a business in Herndon for about 50 years. She started Back to Nature Massage in the Linden Business Center in 2009.

Schools, 45, graduated from Herndon High School in 1987 and worked for companies in Northern Virginia such as AOL and with the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. She returned to school and received her degree in therapeutic massage from Heritage Institute, now Heritage College, based in Colorado.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or

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