Chip Harding

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J. E. "Chip" Harding is the Sheriff of Albemarle County.

As a Republican candidate, he ran unopposed in the 2011 election. His campaign messaging included using DNA to solve crimes and creating an inmate labor force.[1]

Harding was born and raised in Fork Union, Virginia in Fluvanna County. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973 with a degree in Social Welfare and worked as a probation counselor with Virginia's juvenile court system. In 1978, he became an officer with the Charlottesville Police Department. In 1989, Sergeant Harding was the first local officer ever selected to supervise a Federal Drug Task Force.[2]

Harding lives with his wife, Linda, in the Ashcroft subdivision on Pantops Mountain.

Harding serves as the vice chair of the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, which provides Bible classes and counseling services to inmates at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.[3] He also serves on the Fiduciary Board of Tom Tom Founders Festival. Each year, Harding's Sherriff's office hosts a golf tournament to raise funds for the volunteer efforts with search and rescue. [4]

He was unopposed for reelection in 2015. [5]

Election history

2015

Harding announced on January 10, 2015 that he will see a third and final term as sheriff. [5]

2011

Candidate Votes %
J. E. "Chip" Harding 19,557 54.57
Write-In 144 0.73


2007

Candidate Votes %
J. E. "Chip" Harding 12,613 54.57
Larry W. Claytor 10,491 45.39
Write-In 11 0.04


References

  1. Web. Sheriff Harding to seek re-election, Sharon C. Fitzgerald, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 22 March 2011, retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. Web. Who is Chip Harding?, Albemarle County Sheriff's Office, retrieved 8 August 2012.
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  5. 5.0 5.1 Web. Harding To Run One Last Time For Office, Stephon Dingle, Charlottesville Newsplex, January 10, 2015, retrieved January 12, 2015.

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