Mike Goad announces bid for Board of Supervisor’s seat

Press Release

Mike Goad, who currently serves as the Fork Union District Representative on the Fluvanna Planning Commission, announced that he plans to seek election to the Board of Supervisors this November. He has filed to run as an Independent in the Fork Union District. Supervisor Mozell Booker currently represents the Fork Union District.

“In the coming years, I believe Fluvanna’s leaders will be faced with the difficult task of balancing the pressures and necessities of growth with our county’s rural character,” said Goad in his announcement video posted to Facebook late last month. “Through fiscal responsibility, carefully-planned growth, and citizen-focused leadership, I believe Fluvanna can successfully diversify its tax base and meet the demands of the 21st century without sacrificing our county’s rural character.”

Goad said he believes that his campaign slogan—“Where Preservation and Progress Meet”—properly codifies his vision for Fluvanna County.

Goad said he is dedicated to maintaining Fluvanna’s rural character, but he understands that growth is necessary if Fluvanna is going to successfully diversify its tax base. “If we’re going to take pressure off the citizens in the form of personal property and real estate taxes, then we obviously need to find ways to increase sales tax revenues. Part of that will be addressing long-standing sewer and water issues throughout the county, especially in some of our designated growth areas. In designated growth areas where sewer and water are not pressing issues, it will be critical to carefully assess what type of growth we want to see in these areas. Right now, the trend seems to be toward industrial. However, I believe business and commercial uses will go further in helping shoulder the tax burden while simultaneously addressing the daily needs of our communities and fostering entrepreneurship within the county.”

Outside of his role on the Fluvanna Planning Commission, Goad serves as the academic dean at Fork Union Military Academy, and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in public policy. He and his wife, Kate—a lifelong and third-generation resident of Fork Union—recently celebrated the birth of their first child, David “Reagan” Goad, in January 2023. 

You can visit Goad’s campaign website at www.goadforforkunion.com or follow him on Facebook at @GoadforForkUnion.

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