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Jenkins wins Dahlgren seat on BOS

The Westmoreland Journal of Westmoreland, Virginia

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John E. Jenkins, Jr. cruised to victory Tuesday night in the contest for the Dahlgren District seat on the King George Board of Supervisors.

Unofficial returns from the Virginia Board of Elections showed Jenkins taking 647 votes, or 56 percent to 503 votes, or 44 percent, for Robert Black, Jr.

The race for the open Dahlgren seat was a first for both Jenkins and Black, who are both law enforcement professionals. Jenkins, spent his teen years in the county and is a 1999 graduate of King George High School.

From 1999-2006, he served in the Virgnia Army National Guard, which included a tour of duty at Fort Eustis in 2004 and in Iraq in 2005. He has won a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with V-Device for Valor.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in 2003 and moved back to King George in 2012. Since 2004, Jenkins has worked as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer.

He serves as a volunteer wrestling coach at King George High School and assists with youth and middle school programs. He recently joined the King George County Historical Society and Dahlgren Heritage Museum.

Black, a 10-year King George resident, works in the Prince George's County (MD) Police Department as an internal affairs officer.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in professional studies, leadership and management and an Associate's degree in applied science-criminal justice technology.

He serves as the volunteer Deputy Chief of the King George County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services and is a firefighter/EMT-B.

He also is a member of the South Potomac Civilian-Military Community Relations Council.

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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