“I will not be running for a second term,” Kenney said to Fluco Blog following the budget work session on March 19,
The past two years Kenney (Columbia District) has served as chairman of the board. He also served as vice chairman for his first two years.
Kenney pulled off what many felt as an upset in 2009, beating then incumbent Marvin Moss. Kenney’s margin of victory was 37 votes.
“Jonathan (the oldest of Kenney’s seven children) is 12 now. That’s a pretty important time in a young man’s life. I didn’t come out here to Fluvanna to be a county supervisor. I came here to goof off, garden and raise kids. There’s a lot of other people in Fluvanna than can and deserve the right to be a public official.
My first vocation is a husband, second is a father. That’s where I need to be. That’s why I came to Fluvanna. That’s what I need to make sure I come out here to accomplish that, first before anything else,” said Kenney.
Kenney also said it was a decision he was 100 percent committed to.
No one has declared yet for any election and Kenney’s announcement of not running is the first for the 2013 local election. Also up for re-election are Joe Chesser (Rivanna District) and Don Weaver (Cunningham District).
Editor’s Note: Fluco Blog incorrectly spelled the Kenney son’s name Johnathan and not Jonathan. Also Kenney served as vice chairman for two years, not one. Earlier version of the article had both mistakes. We regret the errors.