Steve Clinton, the incumbent Amsterdam District representative on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors, has announced that he will run for re-election to the board in November.
Clinton has served 18 years on the Botetourt board, including five years as board chair.
The next four years will be the most “consequential and pivotal” of any comparable period in recent history, he said.
“We in Botetourt have effectively navigated the challenges of the pandemic, using available resources to mitigate its damaging effects. We’re ready for the economic rebound that will come as the pandemic subsides. We are well-positioned for new and rarely-experienced levels of prosperity,” he added.
The coming economic resurgence will require engaged and experienced leadership in local government, Clinton said. “We must support our businesses and promote economic growth, and also protect our natural beauty and preserve our historic heritage. This is a delicate balance, requiring sound judgment and constructive collaboration among government, business, and citizens,” he noted.
Clinton cited his leadership in the Historic Greenfield Citizens’ Advisory Council; the expansion of broadband; new and growing businesses (despite the pandemic); and upgraded public facilities in Daleville and Fincastle as examples of recent programs that support a growing economy while preserving Botetourt’s special characteristics.
“I want to continue those efforts for the next four years,” he said. “I am well-equipped to do so.”
Clinton is a retired professional engineer and business executive, serving in corporate positions at HSMM and AECOM. He is a retired Air Force officer with 26 years of service. He served on the YMCA committee and helped bring the facility to Botetourt and is the recent past chairman of the board of Valley Conservation Council.
A lifelong proponent of conservative principles of free market capitalism, limited government, and fiscal restraint, Clinton will run as a Republican. He will hold a public forum/campaign kickoff event later this spring.