Polls opened at 6 a.m. this morning for the special election for the Neabsco District seat on the Prince William Board of Supervisors.
The Neabsco District encompasses much of Dale City. Two candidates, Victor Angry, a Democrat, and Devinder Singh, a Republican, are vying to fill the last eight months of the late Supervisor John Jenkins’ term on the board. Jenkins passed away on Feb. 6 after battling pneumonia, which he contracted after undergoing knee surgery last fall. He was 79.
Jenkins’ term expires at the end of the year, meaning whoever wins today’s race will have to run again in November to retain the seat for a full four-year term.
Today’s race is poised to make history for Prince William County.
No matter who wins, the election will mark the first time the county board will gain a member from a minority group.
Angry, 50, will be the first African American resident to win a seat on the board of supervisors if he comes out on top of today’s contest. Angry was the first black command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, before he retired from active-duty service in 2011.
Singh, 52, is an immigrant from India and a Sikh. Singh has been a resident of Prince William County since 1991 and owns four 7-Eleven stores in Northern Virginia, including two in Montclair.
Polling places in the Neabsco District are located at the following schools and churches. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
- Dale City Elementary School
- Beville Middle School
- Hampton Middle School
- All Saints Church in Woodbridge
- Minnieville Elementary School
- Bel Air Elementary School
- Kerrydale Elementary School
- Enterprise Elementary School
- King Elementary
- Fitzgerald Elementary
- First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City