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Hanover County Board of Supervisors Cold Harbor District

Duties - The seven-member Hanover Board of Supervisors is the policy making body of the county. It passes ordinances and approves the annual budget. Members are elected from the seven magisterial districts and they choose a chair and vice-chair each year. The Board of Supervisors appoints a County Manager, who directs the county's day-to-day operations, and the seven members of the School Board, one from each magisterial district.Term - 4 yearsSalary - $27,061 ($29,061 chair)

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    James P. Doran II
    (Dem)

  • F. Michael Herzberg IV
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What are your priorities for managing residential and commercial growth in the county?

What are the chief transportation needs in your county, and how will you address these needs?

What investments or policy initiative would you support to meet housing needs in your county?

What do you think are the most important issues for the county and what will you do to address them?

Campaign Phone (804) 514-7297
Age 45
Facebook page facebook.com/DoranforSupervisor
Managing residential and commercial growth in Hanover County is one of the most important responsibilities of the Board of Supervisors. Since I'm running for the Cold Harbor District seat, it's important for me to let voters know that I am for the preservation of the rural character of our district. Folks have made Cold Harbor home because they like the quiet, open space that living here comes with. A vibrant commercial sector can be maintained in the area of the county designated for it.
There are several chief transportation needs in Hanover. One issue that I've heard from folks on is the increased congestion on a couple of our major thoroughfares (Route 360, Pole Green Road). The pace of residential and commercial growth has outpaced the infrastructure to handle the traffic. A longer term vision for our road system would allow us to be prepared when growth occurs. Another need is making any new roads biker and walker friendly.
As with any suburban county, there are a wide variety of housing needs in Hanover. I would advocate more strongly for making sure infrastructure (roads, schools, safety personnel) grow as housing continues to develop. It's important that housing growth in Hanover be limited to the areas of the county that are equipped to handle it (or can be made ready in a cost effective manner). As the houses in Hanover age, we also want to make sure residents have the options they need to make improvements
Expansion of high speed internet access, addressing road congestion and making sure our teachers are compensated fairly. I spoke about roads earlier so I'll address internet and teacher pay here. High speed internet is a utility that should be expanded as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Students without it are at a serious disadvantage. Our teachers make less than other nearby localities. I want to keep Hanover schools the best and that means retaining our great educators!
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