Ingram backed in Tunstall District

To the editor:

This November, voters in the Tunstall District of Pittsylvania County have a great opportunity to elect a truly great public servant in Vic Ingram.

He has spent most of his life serving others. As a young man, he served in the Westover Hills Volunteer Fire Department. Later he served our country in the U.S. Air Force. After a brief stint with the Hampton Police Division, he was hired by Sheriff Taylor McGregor and served the citizens of Pittsylvania County honorably for over three decades.

While an employee of the sheriff’s department, he was also an instructor at the Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy, where he had a hand in instructing and mentoring countless police officers in many jurisdictions. He made such an impact on the students he instructed that he was voted instructor of the year six times by the students that he taught.

We have known him for many years on a personal and professional level. It is no doubt that he will serve the citizens of the Tunstall District with integrity and honor as he has done in the past.

We encourage the residents of the Tunstall District to vote for Vic Ingram on Nov. 5.

BARRY G. CREASY

Chatham

THOMAS E. MERRICKS

Altavista

Concealed Carry of Danville

Tuck for Danville clerk of court

To the editor:

I would like to voice my endorsement of Melissa Tuck for Clerk of Danville Circuit Court.

I have known her for five years and currently serve with her as an officer in the Danville Professional Women’s Association. She has made a huge impression on my life as she exemplifies the ideals of serving others. Inasmuch as I could speak to her qualifications in working as a mitigation specialist at the Public Defender’s Office and her business degree she earned from Averett University, I would prefer to speak on her gutsy determination when she sees a need and instead of complaining like so many these days, she throws her hat into the ring with a plan to work hard to make necessary improvements! It’s time we all step up to that challenge.

We live in a busy world and government offices have to step up as well. She sees the need to be present and available when citizens need access to answers. Limited hours and availability just doesn’t meet the needs of 2020!

She volunteers in countless ways throughout the Danville community. She is the chair of the community service committee of the DPWA and is spearheading a mentoring program for young ladies throughout the city and county school systems. She works tirelessly to make a difference and I know she is definitely the candidate that will make a difference in the Danville Circuit Court.

Please vote with me for Melissa Tuck for clerk of court in Danville.

DEBRA FUGATE

Danville

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