Ladies in Blue Virginia PAC is proud to endorse Sherrin Alsop in her re-election bid for Board of Supervisors - Newtown District in King and Queen County. Here's what you should know. Connection with Zeta Sherrin joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. by way of the Eta Epsilon chapter on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in November 1983. Academic Achievement Sherrin earned her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland in Government and
Politics, an executive master’s degree from George Washington University in
Government Contracting, a master’s degree from New York University, a Masters from
the American Bible University in Divinity, and a doctorate degree from the American
Bible University in Religious Studies and Counseling. Experience to Lead For over 20 years, Sherrin has tirelessly served the residents of King and Queen County as the Newtown District representative on the Board of Supervisors. As a fundraiser by trade with experience as director of development and fundraising for international, national and regional concerns, Sherrin has been able to bring in millions of dollars to King and Queen County to rehabilitate homes and forged public/private partnerships that were foundational to making broadband internet services available to the county.
Sherrin is a Past President of the Virginia Association of Counties. She is a 2005
graduate of the County Leadership Institute - a joint certification program of the National
Association of Counties and New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public
Service. She is an active board and operations member of the King and Queen
Volunteer Rescue Squad where she is the board secretary, a certified emergency
medical technician, and a certified emergency operator. She also is certified as a
CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens instructor. Additionally,
Sherrin is a past Chairman of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, a
board she has served on for over 20 years.
Priorities as Board of Supervisors - Newtown District official Living in a rural community that is so close to suburban and urban locales makes for complex issues usually seen elsewhere. For that reason, Sherrin's priorities are diverse and include:
Housing - rehabilitating existing homes and protecting the rural nature of the area during housing development.
Economic development - engaging the private sector to enhance King and Queen county and motivate businesses to settle down in King and Queen.
Mental health - ensure continued funds for mental health services, training of Sheriff's Department staff in recognizing and working with those experiencing mental health challenges, and staffing of a resource officer to help residents.
Education - ensuring budget, buildings, and programs foster a quality education for every child in King and Queen.
Environment - keeping the rural nature of King and Queen intact while cultivating development in designated areas.
"As a county girl at heart, I believe in the inherent right of farming, gardening, hunting, and aquaculture."
Currently, King and Queen County has a $30 million dollar budget, the majority of which are dedicated to needed services that we must fund. Sherrin's priority is to hold the state's budget accountable to their pledges in the areas of education, mental health, transportation, and that unfunded mandates from the state become a thing of the past.
Sherrin Alsop's name returns to the ballot this November 2023. Early in-person voting is now through November 4, and election day is November 7. Find more details here on how/when/where to vote and be sure to have a voting plan.
Disclosure: Sherrin Alsop is a Board member of Ladies in Blue Virginia PAC. Ms. Alsop was issued a candidate questionnaire in order to be considered for endorsement, as is our standard practice, and recused herself from our endorsement vote.