Robert Saunders will run for a second term in Cumberland County

Published 12:02 am Saturday, June 10, 2023

Cumberland County’s District 5 Board of Supervisor, Robert K. “Gravy” Saunders Jr., will seek a second term in office.

“We are preparing our election strategy now,” Saunders said. “I am committed to the citizens of District 5 and all the people of Cumberland County.”

Saunders was born and raised in Cumberland County. He retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections with twenty-seven years of service and currently works part-time for Farmville Probation and Parole. He is an honorary member of the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad. Saunders is a valued volunteer with the Special Olympics of Virginia, participating in the Torch Run, Polar Plunge, and Plane Pull. He is a member of the Old Green Creek Baptist Church and Masonic Randolph Lodge #30.  He is also an Honorary Deputy for the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.  Saunders and his wife, Demetria, were married in 2000 and moved back to Cumberland County.

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“Our work has just started!  We have many projects which must be completed,” Saunders said. “To the citizens of District 5, I respectfully ask for your vote in the November election.  I am constantly working to make our county a better place to live, work and raise a family.” 

Saunders said residents could call with questions and concerns at (434) 808-1638.