Individual Members


Mary Margaret "Maggie" Cleary is currently serving as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Culpeper. Originally from Springfield, Virginia, Maggie is proud to be a seventh generation Virginian. Maggie graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 2014 before attending UVA Law. During her third year in law school, Maggie participated in the Prosecution Clinic and was placed in Culpeper. She loved Culpeper so much that she hasn't left. Maggie is currently the owner of a seven-acre farm in the county (officially making her a "Farm-her") and a frequent flier at Raven's Nest.

Since becoming a full time resident of "the Pep," Maggie has served on the Board of Scholarship Monte Carlo, been a tutor at Culpeper Literacy Council, and a running buddy for Girls on the Run. She also volunteers as an alumni interviewer for Georgetown. As of March 2020, she is currently the Vice Chair of the Culpeper County Republican Committee. Maggie is excited to be founding Leader Launch with one of her best friends.

Jim Crozier
John J. Davies III
Doug Rodgers
Timothy Bettendorf

Kingsley E. Haynes

Dr. Gary Greenhalgh


Julia Parker Lyman

Julia is a lifelong Virginian and an honors graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 1998, after a career in government and public affairs in the Washington area (with respites at their weekend home in Madison County), Julia and her family made a permanent move to Somerset, Orange County. Her children attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School and Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville.

Julia has been a Realtor since 2006 and has held an Associate Broker license since 2014. She works with sellers and buyers throughout the greater Charlottesville area. Selling vintage farmhouses and historic homes is tremendously satisfying for her, but no more so than working with clients in Charlottesville and the small towns across the region. After decades of participation in equestrian pursuits and ownership of farms in Madison County and Orange County, there is no better qualified agent to represent sellers and buyers of country homes and farms.

Clients consistently give Julia outstanding reviews for her knowledge, thoroughness, superb communication skills, and savvy representation. She brings a breadth of experience and a commitment to excellence to every endeavor. Perhaps most importantly, she takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and wishes.

From 2014 through 2018, Julia was a Court Appointment Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in the Charlottesville/Albemarle court system. She currently serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County. She was a member of the Board of the Keswick Hunt Club from 2004 to 2009. In 1994 and 1996 she was elected and served two terms on the Fairfax City Council. Prior work experience includes Director of Communications for a member of Congress and for the national consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen.



Sanford Reaves Jr.

Sanford Reaves Jr.

Sanford Reaves Jr. is seeking re-election as a director of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

Reaves has served as a director for the last three years. He is currently chairman of the HR committee and newly appointed to the VMDA board, SERVING Virginia/Maryland and Delaware region.

Sanford is a life-long native of Culpeper. He graduated in 1974 from the Culpeper County High School. He is a 1976 graduate of Smithdeal- Massey Business College of Richmond and 2005 graduate of the Virginia Union University School of Theology (Master of Divinity). He is a son of the Antioch Baptist Church of Culpeper and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Locust Grove. He is also a 40-year strong supporter and proud member of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

He lives in the Salem District of Culpeper (REC Region IV) with his wife of 44 years, Lorraine and has three children and five grandchildren. Since 1995 he has been the owner and president of Sanford and Sons Construction and Janitorial Services. He is also a local realtor and has served on the Culpeper County Planning Commission for 28 years and currently holds the position of Chairman.


Sanford received his Certificate of achievement award in April 2019 for successfully completing the National Credentialed Cooperative Director Program.

REC members will be receiving REC Proxy votes beginning July 6, and the deadline to return the ballots is Aug. 19. Voters will be eligible to receive prizes on the day of the annual meeting and do not have to be present to win.