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Sound leadership

SoVaNow.com / October 15, 2015


Dear Viewpoint:

During the early part of 2015, Halifax County found its Board of Supervisors in a fur fight and unable to provide any responsible direction for the governmental needs of our county. Many concerned citizens began showing up at the board meetings to express their frustration and outrage at the stubborn agenda driven reasons for the impasse.

Now we come to the point of board members up for November re-election and some open seats to be filled. The easy way out of a difficult problem is to vote to “throw them all out” but generally when this course is followed in government, we end up with a worse problem as result. Remember only 5 of our eight Supervisor seats and a tie-breaker is even on the ballot in November.

This is the time for voters to get involved and become informed on what the candidates stand for and, if up for re-election, what is their experience and voting record on behalf of the citizens of their district and the good of the county.

In District #1 (Northern tier of the county) J.T. Davis is up for re-election. J.T. has shown the experience and reasoned approach of sound leadership. He advocates a broadened direction to economic growth while holding our taxes in check. He has long been a strong supporter of our agricultural base and is directly involved in agribusiness and the environmental aspects of our farms, forests, and waterways. He leads by the use of best practices to achieve a balance to move Halifax County forward. He has demonstrated commitment to the needs of our schools, fire departments, law enforcement, and all of those who serve.

On November 3 vote for strong, experienced and reasoned leadership in District #1. Vote for J.T. Davis.

Jim Zeigler. Nathalie


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