Ken Boyd is running for a third term on the Board of Supervisors, he announced today. Boyd represents the Rivanna District, which is basically comprised of northeast Albemarle. His announcement comes as a bit of surprise, since it was one year ago that he told Will Goldsmith: “I’ve all but come to the conclusion that this is going to be my last term on the Board of Supervisors.” The “all but” is enough wiggle room for some mind-changing, apparently.
This announcement helps to explain Boyd’s bizarre support of a Tea Party talking point, calling for an end to Albemarle’s reduction in pollution emissions, declaring that the county has been “infiltrated” by agents of the United Nations, and that this “cancer” must be removed from county government. Boyd hasn’t historically been prone to conspiracy theories, and presumably is talking this up to establish his bona fides with the far right, whether to avoid a primary challenge or just to get their support.