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I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who voted to elect me to the office of Gills Creek Supervisor for Franklin County. I am most humbled and privileged to have your faith and confidence.

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I got to know my Commonwealth’s Attorney, A.J. Dudley, during my time as a law enforcement officer in Franklin County. Dudley has earned my support for re-election.

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I’m writing to share the many reasons why, on Nov. 5, I’ll be casting my vote for Lorie Smith to represent the Gills Creek District on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.

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In my time working with Mike Miller as a Bedford County prosecutor, I was able to see Captain Miller’s leadership up close and personal. He is clearly qualified and ready to continue the legacy of excellence that Mike Brown leaves behind in retirement.

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On Nov. 5, Virginians will decide which party will control the Virginia General Assembly for the next two years. Voters in the SML area have the opportunity to return two outstanding public servants to Richmond. Delegate Kathy Byron and Senator David Suetterlein are strong pro-life, pro-busi…

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As Election Day approaches, I want to express my support for Mike Miller for Bedford County Sheriff. Miller has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement, all of which he gained at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. Such a long standing devotion to this community and the Sheriff’s Off…

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Steve Maddy, by his training, experience, discipline and character, is the most qualified candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Franklin County. After serving in the Army, Steve worked for 10 years as a law enforcement officer in Roanoke and Rocky Mount. This was more than a job for Steve…

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For those of you who think all legislators do is sit in Richmond and think up laws, mouth pretty words and get nothing meaningful done, think again.

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As a former lieutenant with more than 12 years of service with this agency, I’m writing to express my support for J. Riley Hodges for Sheriff of Franklin County.

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In supporting Lorie Smith for Gills Creek Supervisor, many of our Franklin County friends and neighbors have already expressed how impressed they are with Lorie’s commitment to public service. Lorie has spent the last three decades devoting her time and effort to a variety of public and civi…

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Franklin County is a great place to live. We are made up of a wonderful diverse community that is both rich in history and tradition and ripe with opportunity for the future. Next week we will have the opportunity to elect someone for the Board of Supervisors who understands both of these re…

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I feel that I owe it to the citizens of Gills Creek District to let you know who I support to succeed me, and why, as the next Gills Creek Supervisor. Without any reservations, I support Lorie Smith as the next person to fill this seat. She has leadership experience, i.e., is the president o…

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Delegate Kathy Byron has served the 22nd District well for many years. Her experience and knowledge is needed for the next two years.

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I am, at this time, officially endorsing Capt. Mike Miller for Sheriff of Bedford County. Prior to the June Republican Primary, in which there were three candidates vying for the GOP endorsement, I took a position shared by loyal members of the Republican Party of remaining neutral during th…

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Folks, as November draws near, Virginians should be preparing to exercise their right to vote; it’s a privilege we in Virginia enjoy every year. This year we have what is called an “off-year” election, but that shouldn’t cause you to dismiss it as unimportant.

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Honesty, integrity, and work ethics are the values I consider when voting for a candidate. These traits are firm foundations for leadership. Undeterred proficiency in resolving issues is an equally strong factor.

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I want to thank all of our volunteers, shoppers and donors for their support of the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop at SML. I am honored to have been on the original team that opened the shop in 2004. And now, 15 years later, as I again step down as a co-manager, I am so proud of wh…