At every forum this season that included the candidates for Mathews County Board of Supervisors, incumbents Janine Burns, Edwina Casey and Charles Ingram discussed what they have achieved during their tenures on the board. They have "had our backs" for many years—Mr. Ingram for 20 and Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Casey for four years each. During this time, they have successfully managed an ever-decreasing budget, pushed back on unfunded state mandates, acquired monies to re-dredge Queens Creek and Winter Harbor, dealt with irresponsible state-proposed septic and water issues and fought against VDOT for trying to impose expensive turn lanes on our small businesses. The board won all these and other important issues and, thus, kept unfair practices out of our county.
Their challengers, however, would have us believe that our incumbents have done nothing. The incumbents can prove their truths; the challengers cannot. In order for the challengers to t...
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