Robin Schick, Vice Mayor of Colonial Beach, announced her candidacy for mayor on April 30. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Schick declared her run for the office online through her Facebook page and her Robin 4 CB website at robin4cb.wixsite.com.
Schick is no stranger to politics. While she has only served on the Town Council, and as Vice Mayor, for two years, she has a much longer history in public service to the town.
From 2010 through 2019 Schick was on the Colonial Beach Planning Commission. For three of those years she was chair of the commission. During her time on the Planning Commission, she spearheaded efforts with the town’s staff, the town council and public as they overhauled the Capital Improvement Plan.
Before that, Schick worked to give back as a member of the United States Peace Corps. From 2008-2010 she served in Guatemala as Project Manager for the Vasquez Municipal Library. He also worked as Director of Citizen Participation Youth Group and as a trainer for Municipal Development of Rural Town Councils.
Schick is a life-long Colonial Beach resident. Her father Kyle Schick has been involved in local and state level politics for many years. Her mother, Relda Schick, is a local Realtor.
A 2004 graduate of Colonial Beach High School she was valedictorian of her class.
She also attended Rappahannock Community College and University of Mary Washington while still in high school.
Following graduation she attended the University of Virginia where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture with Honors.
Schick spent this weekend, in her front yard, collecting signatures for her petition to run for Mayor. She needs 150 registered Colonial Beach voters to sign the petition in order to have her name on the ballot.
In a normal year you would see her going door to door as she did in 2018, but due to COVID-19, that was not possible. Instead, she and her partner Tommy Feltner, spent Saturday and Sunday afternoon in their yard having people sign the petition.
While keeping a more than minimum social distance, Schick supporters drove, walked, ran and biked to her home to sign the petition. Saturday ended with her son, Teach, who is nine-months-old, in her arms as she brought him in to nurse.
Schick, if she is elected, would be the first woman mayor of Colonial Beach. She is the only declared candidate for Mayor at this time.
One other candidate has declared a run for town council, Mike Cabrey. Mayor Eddie Blunt stated that he was not running for re-election in a post on Facebook.
The Mayor’s seat as well as Frank Alger III, Steve Cirbee, and Dallas Leamon’s seats are all up for election this year.