Three-term county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle announced Feb. 19 that she is not running again, while another Republican said he plans to seek his party’s... Jaeckle not running again: Ingle angles for job
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Three-term county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle announced Feb. 19 that she is not running again, while another Republican said he plans to seek his party’s nomination for the position in the June 11 primary.

In a press release, the 64-year-old Jaeckle said time is a “most precious commodity.”

“It has been a privilege and honor beyond my highest expectations to serve the citizens of the Bermuda District and the citizens of Chesterfield County,” she said. “I have tried my best to listen to the citizens and balance all sides of issues and make the best decisions for the citizens for now and the future. Chesterfield is a great community with dedicated citizens [who] love and care about this community, and I have loved the opportunity the Board of Supervisors position has given me getting to know so many citizens and all they do for the community.”

Jim Ingle, 50, a senior project manager at R.J. Smith Companies, announced his candidacy Feb. 20. He said he has lived in Chesterfield County since 2001.

“My campaign will focus on core quality of life issues like economic development, education, and public safety,” Ingle said in a press release. “As representatives of the people, we must be wise stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars in order to ensure that we provide needed resources to address our most pressing issues. Beyond that, we must approach issues with an eye toward policy solutions that reflect balance, consistency, and predictability, and we must engage in discourse that elevates and unites us rather than tears us down.”

In an email, Ingle was asked if he supports or supported the megasite proposal in the Bermuda District that was pulled by county officials last year. He didn’t give a clear answer, but said, “The proposal followed the process and the process worked.”