Rooker Will Not Run for Re-Election to Board of Supervisors

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A long time Albemarle supervisor will not seek re-election and retire at the end of the year.

Dennis Rooker made a lengthy statement at the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday morning about the county's accomplishments and ended by saying he's done with the job.

Rooker has been on the board since 2002. He represents the Jack Jouett District. The independent has been a strong opponent of the Western Bypass.

On the heels of the announcement, current school board member Diantha McKeel says she will run for the spot in November.

"Certainly have come to realize how important the work of the boards is and the partnership that the two boards have is critical, so I think I am ready to take that next step and use my experience at the Board of Supervisors level," said McKeel.

Mckeel has been on the school board since 1997 and works for the University of Virginia Health System.

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