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Granger wins contest for Madison District Board of Supervisor's seat

The King George Journal of King George, Virginia

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Richard A. Granger has won the race for the Madison District seat on the King George Board of Supervisors.

Will all precincts reporting, unofficial returns from the Virginia Board of Elections showed Granger winning 665 votes, or 58 percent, to 468 votes, or 41 percent, collected by Anthony A. Scaramozzi.

Reached Tuesday evening, Granger thanked his supporters and said he is ready to get to work.

"I would like to thank everyone who supported me through the election process. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of King George County," he said.

Scaramozzi offered warm congratulations to Granger after the results came in.

"I called and congratulated Richard and I think he'll do well. Between him and I, the campaigns went fine," Scaramozzi said. "I think he'll find himself."

The board of supervisors race was the first for Granger, 37. He moved to King George in 2005 from Maryland. He is a civilian employee at the Navy base at Dahlgren.

His primary work focus is develping software for the U.S. Navy. Granger earned a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2000. His local involvement includes community service as a member of the South Potomac Civilian-Military Community Relations Council. He is also a volunteer soccer coach with King George Parks and Recreation.

Scaramozzi, 58, has lived in King George since 1985. He too is employed at the Dahlgren naval base.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Mary Washington in 1997, a Master's in public administration from Indiana University in 2001, and a Master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in 2009.

Scaramozzi served in the U.S. Navy from 1979-85.

His various appointments to county committees by the Board of Supervisors include his current service on the Planning Commission

In the weeks leading up to the election, Granger echoed fellow candidate Ruby Brabos call for creating a strategic economic development plan. He also emphasized increased funding for pubic safety services and vowed to ensure transparency of government operations.

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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