Campbell, Erdossy

Clay Campbell, left, and Josh Erdossy are vying for a seat on the Fauquier County School Board.

Clay Campbell won a decisive victory Tuesday over Josh Erdossy for the Scott District seat on the Fauquier County School Board.

As of Wednesday morning, with seven of eight precincts reported and more than 6,500 votes counted, Campbell had won 66 percent of the vote to Erdossy’s 33 percent.

Both candidates were vying for the open Scott District seat on the Fauquier County School Board to replace former board member Suzanne Sloane, who resigned in 2021 halfway through her term. Vincent Gallo, who was appointed by the School Board in January, was not running to complete the rest of Sloane’s term.

Campbell, 50, is currently the board chair for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fauquier, and his day job is as the territory manager for James River Equipment, based in Manassas.

During the campaign, Campbell ran on closing the teacher pay gap, expanding partnerships with local businesses to offer more apprenticeship opportunities, improving student testing performance and providing more mental health resources for students and teachers.

Campbell found much common ground with his opponent on several of these issues but distanced himself from the controversy surrounding the parental rights group, Moms for Liberty, which previously demanded the school system remove “sexually explicit” books from school libraries. 

Campbell will serve a one-year term through 2023, completing former Scott District School Board member Suzanne Sloane's four-year term.

The Fauquier County Registrar’s Office told FauquierNow that the certification of the election results will take place Monday.

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