As part of our coverage of the 2013 Gloucester County Board of Supervisors election, we asked all seven candidates four questions via email.

We are printing their answers in their entirety online here in the Gloucester Blog prior to the Nov. 5 election. Look for additional coverage in the Oct. 31 issue of the Daily Press.

In the third installment, here are the questions and answers provided by Board of Supervisors Petsworth District candidate Mike Jenkins. Candidate Mike Winebarger did not respond to the Daily Press inquiry.

One of the candidates will be replacing incumbent John Northstein, who elected not to run again.

In addition, we are providing some biographical information on each candidate that they have provided.

Candidate name: Mike Jenkins

Party affiliation: Independent

Age: 60

Occupation: Executive Director, Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

Education:  Rappahannock Community College A.S. in General Studies 1973 and James Madison University B.S. Political Science 1976

Family:  Married to my wife Susan for 34 years, three grown children, all educated in Gloucester County Public Schools and all three are graduates of Virginia Colleges.

Daily Press: Describe your qualifications for the position of supervisor.

Jenkins:  I believe I am the most qualified candidate for the following reasons:

First – I have gained leadership experience and knowledge of this community through my Public Service, participation in volunteer organizations, and my career advancement.

 For example:

*I served 12 years on the Gloucester County School Board, one term as an appointed member and two terms elected by the voters of the Petsworth District. Two years as Chairman.

*I have participated on several regional Economic Development Committees on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

*As a member of the Gloucester County Education Foundation, I was the race coordinator for the first two annual 8K run/walks which raised over $7,000 for the Foundation.


*I am a past Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Department Volunteer having put in 1,000’s of hours coaching, refereeing, score keeping and many other duties.

*I have participated in seven National MS walks in which 100’s of thousands of dollars have been raised to assist in finding a cure for MS.

*I am a past president and Board member of Pinemill Homeowners Association.