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Shook seeks reelection

Charlotte County Board of Supervisor (BOS) Robert “Butch” Shook Jr. announced Friday, April 23, that he would seek reelection to represent the Keysville District.

Currently, Shook is running unopposed for the seat. This would be his fourth term if elected.

“I have enjoyed serving on the board, and I enjoy helping people,” Shook said.

Robert “Butch” Shook Jr.

Shook, a lifelong resident of the county and veteran, is a member of many civic organizations including the Lions Club and American Legion. On the BOS, he has served on the Crossroads Community Services Board and most recently on the Social Services Board.

When it comes to his most significant priorities, Shook says solar and the need for broadband are at the top of his list.

“I am in favor of solar to a certain extent,” Shook said, “I think the funds we will get from having solar in the county will give us operating funds, so hopefully, we will not have to raise taxes in years to come.”

As for broadband, Shook says there is a need for it in the county, and he plans to do his part to work with other members of the BOS to search for grants that may be available to help speed up the processes of bringing high-speed internet to citizens.

Shook said one of the things he is most proud of is that he and his fellow BOS members have not raised taxes this coming fiscal year.

“By managing our funds, we were able to work with a budget that included not raising taxes,” Shook said.