Baker seeks third term on council

Bob Baker

STRASBURG – Robert B. “Bob” Baker is running for another term on Town Council.

Baker will vie for a third consecutive term in a race that drew six candidates seeking four seats on council.

Election Day is May 3.

“Right now there’s a lot going on in Strasburg,” Baker said. “We’ve got the Streetscape to finish up. The business park that we have plans on. There’s talk about the theater.

“So there are a lot of things going on and I’ve got some ideas as to how they should turn out … and I’d like to at least get my opinions on the table and hopefully convince my colleagues that’s the way to do it,” Baker continued. “Some of them aren’t going to be completed in four years but there are things that hopefully will and some of them are pretty well carved in stone.”

The councilman admitted that his notions didn’t always gain support from his colleagues.

“I don’t know that I’ve gotten many of my ideas across but I certainly put in my two cents,” Baker said.

Baker completed his undergraduate work at Princeton University and graduate work at George Washington University Law School. He practiced law as an attorney in Washington, D.C., before he retired. Baker moved to Strasburg in 1993 though he had owned property in the area since 1981. Voters elected Baker to his first council term in 2008 and again in 2012.

Baker ran for the District 6 seat on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors in November. Conrad Helsley retained his seat on the board, beating out Baker, Republican candidate S. John Massoud and former councilwoman Sarah Mauck.

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