Walter F. Perkins

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Walter F. Perkins (I)

District White Hall
Term Start 1988
Term End 2003
Preceded by Joseph Temple Henley, Jr.
Succeeded by David Wyant

Term Start 1994
Term End 1995
Preceded by David P. Bowerman
Succeeded by Charlotte Y. Humphris

Biographical Information

Walter Perkins (1943-2004) represented the White Hall Magisterial District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors for four terms in the late 20th century. Perkins ran as independent for each of his four terms. He died in 2004.


Biography

For much of his career, Perkins worked as a forester for the Westvaco Corporation. He was a long-time member of the White Hall Ruritan Club, which awards an annual student scholarship named in his honor.[1]

Service on the Board

As a Supervisor, Perkins was a fiscal conservative who sought to preserve the County's rural nature. He was a supporter of a plan to allow rural landowners to sell their development rights as a way of combating rural development.[2]

In the late 1990's, he stopped the development of a big box store north of I-64 between Fifth and Avon street out of a love of the trees on the site. However, the Board approved the Fifth and Avon Center on March 12, 2008.

1999 election for Board of Supervisors

White Hall Magisterial District

Candidate Votes %
Walter F. Perkins (I) 2,131 54.94
Eric Strucko (I) 1,748 45.06

References

  1. "White Hall Ruritan Scholarship Funds", <http://whitehallva.org/Scholarships/>
  2. Miller, Courtney. Daily Progress [Charlottesville] 15 May 1999. Via George Loper's Archive. 26 May 2009 <http://george.loper.org/~george/archives/1999/May/99.html>