Stafford announces re-election bid in Cloyd District

Chris Stafford has announced his re-election campaign for Pulaski County Board of Supervisors for the Cloyd District. He was first elected in November 2022 in a special election to fill the remaining term of former Cloyd District Supervisor Joe Guthrie.

“Since being elected last year, I have dedicated myself to listening to the needs and concerns of the citizens of the Cloyd District,” Stafford said. “I have worked very hard to assist citizens with their specific issues as they relate to county government, and I would be honored to continue to serve the citizens of the Cloyd District as their County Supervisor for another term.”

chris staffordA lifelong Pulaski County resident, Stafford grew up in Fairlawn and graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1986. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Radford University. He is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, having served in the Seabees.

He lives in Fairlawn with his wife, Kim, and they enjoy following Pulaski County athletics and activities, Virginia Tech sports, and baseball.

“Pulaski County is a special place,” said Stafford. “It’s my home, and I want to continue making it a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Stafford has worked in finance his entire career, the last 15 years for Pulaski County Public Schools. He first started as their Director of Finance and then was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations in 2016. He recently announced his retirement from the school system effective June 30, 2023.

“My campaign priorities remain what I have been focused on since first taking office – support for public safety, responsible local government, strong and safe schools, and community development,” Stafford said.

Stafford currently serves on the Fairlawn Sewer Authority Board, the Board of Directors of the Western Virginia EMS Council, the NRV Metropolitan Planning Organization Board, the NRV Leading Lights Board, and the Randolph House Benevolent Foundation Board of Directors.

“I look forward to continue serving the citizens of the Cloyd District with integrity and I humbly ask for your vote on November 7, 2023. Thank you for your support,” Stafford said.