Augusta Supervisor Carolyn Bragg Will Run as Independent for Clerk of Court

Carolyn Bragg, the Republican supervisor representing the South River District on Augusta’s board of supervisors, announced Tuesday she will run as an Independent for the Clerk of Court office that was vacated when Carol Brydge retired on April 1.

Mrs. Bragg has previously announced in February that she intended to run for the office. In explaining her decision to run as an Independent candidate, her press release on Tuesday noted that she “felt that it was important to emphasize that this position should not be one of party affiliation, but a position that serves all citizens of Augusta County with fairness and respect.” For this reason she chose to run as an independent.

Well versed in operations at the Augusta County Courthouse located in downtown Staunton, Mrs. Bragg is interested in preserving the historic archive of courthouse records stored in the basement, a particular interest of outgoing Clerk Carol Brydge. Mrs. Brydge has endorsed Carolyn Bragg for the position.

Mrs. Bragg, a member of the board of supervisors for five years, has worked on many initiatives and projects for the betterment of the citizens of Augusta County. She has served as vice-chair three times and as Chairman of the Board in 2016.

During her five years as a Supervisor, Mrs. Bragg has also served on the Board of the Augusta County Service Authority. Additionally, she has been a member of numerous other committees and represents Augusta County on several other boards, such as the Shenandoah Valley Partnership.

With over 30 years of management experience in business, hospitality, and education, Mrs. Bragg would also bring over 17 years of successful small business ownership and management experience to the position.

Carolyn Bragg lives in Stuarts Draft with her husband and son. She is very active in her community, coordinating the Stuarts Draft Christmas parade, and working with the local Ruritans and Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby. She has also been involved with Cub Scouts, school organizations, local festivals, business associations, and more.

This is a special election that will be decided in November. Steve Landes is running as the Republican nominee for Clerk of Court after deciding not to seek reelection to the Virginia House of Delegates.

The Clerk of Court position has a top pay of approximately $138,000 annually.

Carolyn Braggs’ press release….

BRAGG WILL RUN FOR CLERKS OFFICE AS AN INDEPENDENT

Carolyn Bragg, who represents the South River District on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, announced today that she will be running for the Clerk of Court position as an independent candidate. Previously Mrs. Bragg had announced her intent to run, following the retirement announcement of Carol Brydge.

Mrs. Bragg stated that she felt that it was important to emphasize that this position should not be one of party affiliation, but a position that serves all citizens of Augusta County with fairness and respect. For this reason, she chose to run as an independent.

Mrs. Bragg has served on the Board of Supervisors for 5 years. She has been vice-chair three times, and Chairman in 2016. During this time, she has served on a number of boards and committees, representing the citizens of Augusta County.

She has also served on the Augusta County Service Authority for the last 5 years and was vice-chair one year.

Additionally, she will bring to this position over 30 years of management experience in business, hospitality and education. She was a successful small business owner for 17 years in the Stuarts Draft Community.

Mrs. Bragg and her husband have lived in Stuarts Draft for the past 27 years. During this time, she has been active in her community, working with local businesses, youth programs, parents’ organizations, and local festivals and parades.

A date for the public campaign kick-off event will soon be released.