Republican firehouse primary for 29th District House of Delegates seat is today

Republican firehouse primary for 29th District House of Delegates seat is today

Richard Traczyk WINCHESTER — Republicans will choose their candidate for the 29th District House of Delegates seat during a firehouse primary today in Frederick County. Voting will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Millwood Station Banquet Hall, 252 Costello Drive. Two candidates are vying for the GOP nomination: former Warren County Board of Supervisors chairman Richard Traczyk, of Frederick County, and Winchester City Councilor Bill Wiley. Traczyk, 76, says his priorities include defending Second Amendment rights, opposing abortion and fighting tax increases. In 2000, he retired from the DuPont management team in Warren County after 37 years and decided to run for public office. He served three four-year terms on the Warren County Board of Supervisors from 2004-2015 and was elected chairman in his final term. He served on the Warren County Planning Commission for 7½ years before becoming a supervisor. Wiley, 49, says he will fight for “our fair share of tax dollars from Richmond,” work to repeal unfunded state mandates on localities and create a better job climate. He opposes gun control measures, abortion, tax hikes and efforts to defund the police. He has been a member of City Council since 2014, serving as vice president in 2015 and president in 2018. Prior to being elected to City Council, Wiley served for five years on the Winchester Planning Commission and was chairman for three of those years. He is business development manager for Howard Shockey and Sons Inc. and an associate real estate broker […]

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