Podcaster files paperwork to run in White Hall District

A second candidate for Supervisor has emerged in the White Hall District, creating the possibility of a contested race for a second election cycle in a row. Brad Rykal of Crozet has filed a statement of organization with the Virginia Department of Elections to run as an independent. 

According to an August 5, 2022 article in the Crozet Gazette by Theresa Curry, Rykal is a Crozet resident who produces a podcast on local affairs.

If he qualifies for the ballot, Rykal would face Democrat Ann Mallek in the November 7 election. Mallek is seeking her fifth term and fended off Republican Steve Harvey in the 2019 race. 

Rykal confirmed his candidacy with me this afternoon and said he will release more information soon about why he is running. His podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. A question is out to the candidate for confirmation and a quote. 

Meanwhile, another internet talk show host who has previously declared a candidacy in the Scottsville District has not yet filed paperwork and has not responded to several questions. So, they shall not be identified.

Brad Rykal with his family, submitted by the candidate

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