Posted by Brandon Jarvis
After serving the citizens of Chesterfield County for nearly a half-century, Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Steve A. Elswick announced today he will not seek a third term as a member of the Board.
Elswick began his service to Chesterfield County as a firefighter in 1973. For the last 6 ½ years of his 31-year career, he served as Chief of the department.
He was first elected to the Board of Supervisors from the Matoaca District in 2011 and reelected in 2015. At the conclusion of his current term of office, Elswick will have served as Chairman and Vice Chairman for five of his eight years as a Board member.
During his tenure, he served on the Capital Region Airport Commission, Capital Region Collaborative, Crater Planning District Commission, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Tri-Cities Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“What means the most to me is the confidence citizens placed in me to represent and assist them,” Elswick said. “Whether it was responding to an emergency in the early morning hours or overseeing a public hearing late at night, residents knew they could count on me to show up and serve them.”
Elswick and his wife reside with their two daughters, a high school and a college student. He has a son who is a police detective in Colorado.
“Time stands still for no one,” Elswick said. “I could not have done what I have without my family’s support and sacrifice. The time has come for me to return the favor.”