Van Scoyoc said “the No. 1 issue for the town is protecting our drinking water and surface waters.” He said he hopes to expand shellfish habitat restoration projects and said he helped approve the town’s first wastewater management plan and the town’s new low-nitrogen septic system regulations and rebates. He said he supports renewable energy sources, including a proposed offshore wind farm. He said he also wants to expand affordable housing options “to maintain a cohesive and vital community,” and said the board is breaking ground on a 12-unit affordable housing project.
Van Scoyoc, 58, is running on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families party lines. Van Scoyoc, a resident of Northwest Woods, received an associate degree in music and fine arts from Northern Virginia Community College. The town councilman operates a seasonal fishing charter business and owns Van Scoyoc Builders Inc., which he said completed its last construction project in 2015. Before being elected to the town board in 2011, he served six years on the town planning board and five years on the town zoning board of appeals, including a year as chairman. He is married, with two children.