Albert D. Clark, 59, of Gwynn, has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Mathews County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 7 election. He is running as an independent.
Clark said he is running on a theme of common sense.
“Not common good, not moral fiber,” he said. “Common sense. When is common sense coming back in this county?”Clark said he has always voted Republican, “but this is Mathews County. It’s not the state of Virginia, it’s not the United States. We need things brought back here.”
There was a time when Mathews was a fishing community, with oyster houses and industry, said Clark, but those times are gone, and “there’s nothing to keep youth out of trouble or to keep them here to prosper.”
He said the first thing that’s needed is to “stop giving our money away to people that bully us.” He pointed to the cost of septic pump-out at Hole in the Wall restaurant, of litigating lawsuits, of removing a sunken boat from near a public dock, and of the purchase of two diff...
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