ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Another Democratic candidate is throwing her hat in the ring for Albemarle County supervisor.

Bea Lapisto Kirtley announced her candidacy on Wednesday, January 23, at the County Office Building.

She's facing off against fellow Democrat Jerrod Smith in hopes of taking the Rivanna District seat, which is currently held by Norman Dill.

Kirtley moved to Keswick from Bradbury, California, where she served as town mayor and a school principal.

She feels strongly about several issues surrounding the topics of education, broadband expansion, and transportation.

"I think what we can do is we can improve multimodal service to the area,” Lapisto Kirtley said. "We can make sure that people can get to work on time. We can look at different sources of transportation, be it bus, bike lanes, and actually buses that run maybe more frequently and on time."

Kirtley says more efforts for public transportation will help with carbon emission and promoting clean air, which is something she is also passionate about.