The owner of the valley’s Bojangle’s restaurants was big news last week when he challenged Salem’s initial OK of a Chik-fil-A site plan. But Stan Seymour has been much more quiet seeking something else — a Roanoke County supervisor’s seat. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.
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Stan Seymour says he knows more than most people about job creation — he’s done it at the five area Bojangles. He says there are limits, however, to what a Roanoke County supervisor or any local official can do. Job creation, he says, is more dependent on economic and governmental policies coming from Washington. Seymour says what the county can do is control future debt. He is critical of recent spending projects like the Greenridge Recreation Center, new libraries and new schools. Seymour is running as an Independent in the Cave Spring district against Charlotte Moore, also an Independent, and Republican George Assaid.