Writers weigh local candidates

Ingram for supervisor

To the editor:

Not often do voters have the chance to elect a candidate as well qualified as Vic Ingram, the career police investigator and small businessman running for the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in the Tunstall Magisterial District.

Public service seems to have been in Mr. Ingram’s blood most of his life. As a 17-year-old high school student, growing up on a county tobacco farm, he became a member of the Westover Hills Volunteer Fire Department. After high school, it was into the Air Force and then into police work.

Once settled back home, he became energetically involved in countless civic activities, including what became a leading role in the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Society. He has used his financial smarts and natural talents to create several small businesses that have thrived since his retirement from the Pittsylvania sheriff’s office in 2009.

I have known him for more than 30 years. I was honored on an occasion when he invited me to meet with his Sunday school class to talk about some of my work as a magazine writer and the ways that God has played into so many stories I have written. I have seen him stand tall in the face of adversity, and he has shown his willingness to take a stand and speak his mind on important issues.

I am proud to vouch for his intelligence as well as his integrity. I salute his commonsense, as well as his steady instinct as a cheerful giver. As a supervisor, he will be a fair and honest broker in working with all of his constituents. He is just what our Board of Supervisors needs right now to join in the push for better schools and a stronger local economy.

If you vote in the Tunstall District, please consider voting for and helping to elect Vic Ingram as your new supervisor on Nov. 5. The county needs him, right now.

HENRY HURT

Chatham

Reelect Scearce to board

To the editor:

I am writing this letter to express my support of Ron Scearce as he seeks re-election to the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors.

Over the last four years, it has been my distinct pleasure to serve with him on the board. Not only have I served with him on the board, but I also served and continue to serve with him on the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facilities Authority.

Throughout the time I’ve served with , he consistently displayed a high degree of professionalism. He sought out continued involvement with each organization, always weeks to be an active public servant. His work on these boards displays his fervor for growth and prosperity in our country and the Southeastern Region.

During his time serving on the board, he faced difficult committee assignments. These assignments included working with the Department of Social Services, Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue and serving as chairman of the board’s Finance Committee. Personally, I witnesses him stand up for those citizens with little voice but having great needs within our community. He spoke to ensure accountability and better performance from all departments within the county.

I witnessed him set aside friendship in order to act in the best interest of the county. With him, the needs of our residents, community, and region are of paramount concern.

Ron Scearce acts with integrity as he seeks to grow our country for future generations.

ROBERT “BOB” WARREN

Chatham-Blairs District

Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors

Coles-Goard for commissioner

To the editor:

Residents of Pittsylvania County, I am writing to you to vote for Robin Coles-Goard for Commissioner of the Revenue for Pittsylvania County on Nov. 5.

She will be a hands-on public servant whose door will always be open to the taxpayers of Pittsylvania County.

I found her to be very intelligent and very helpful during my 16 years as commissioner of the revenue.

She has had 34 years experience in the office and handles her job in a most courteous and professional manner. She has the knowledge and the ability to keep the commissioner of revenue office running efficiently.

Her work experience in all aspects of the Virginia tax code 58-1 will keep the office on solid ground and will promote a positive environment for the voters of Pittsylvania County.

Again, I ask you to support and vote for Robin Cole-Goard for your commissioner of revenue Nov. 5.

SAMUEL W. SWANSON JR.

Ringgold

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