“I just really firmly believe every student needs to have every opportunity to be successful and our job is to facilitate to make the school system have it,” Cheape said.
He said he loves Nelson’s scenic beauty and the community spirit.
“The people in Nelson are outstanding. It’s second to none,” Cheape said. “The views in Nelson County are as outstanding as the people.”
Early voting for the Nov. 2 election is underway at the Nelson County Registrar’s Office, 571 Front St., Lovingston, until the end of the workday Oct. 30.
The Nelson County Homebuilders Association and Nelson County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane in Afton.
All candidates for state and local races, including the Virginia House of Delegates, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors and Nelson County School Board are encouraged to attend.
Nelson County School Board member Margaret Clair and Faber resident Michael Hevener are running as write-in candidates for the Central District seat on the school board.