The Colonial Beach Town Council election is heating up. What started as a a race with no opponents with Bill Dellar and Phil Rogers running to fill the last year of vacated seats has ended up with write-in candidate Robin Schick throwing her hat in the ring.
Rogers was appointed to fill a term vacated by Mike Looney. Dellar filled the seat vacated Eddie Blunt as he moved into the position of Mayor. Due to state law the two are running for the remainder of those terms.
Schick announced Friday that she was running as a write-in in the election. Were she to win, Schick would be the only woman on the council as well as the youngest council member.
In announcing her candidacy she said, “I represent a native’s point of view, a small business owner’s struggles, and a valuable background of municipal development. I also have a unique opportunity to represent a new demographic to our current council.”
She currently holds the position of chair of the Planning Commission. Schick is no stranger to Colonial Beach as she has spent her whole life here other than her time at college and serving in the United States Peace Corps.
Schick spent two years in Jocotán, Guatemala with the Peace Corps. In her time there she worked to promote democracy, on children’s parks, sanitation projects, and helped create a new public library.