Supports Amy White for supervisor
I would like to encourage registered voters in the Buchanan Magisterial District to vote in the important primary election on May 1 at Buchanan Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon.
Amy Stinnett White is the qualified candidate to lead our district on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. As a graduate of James River High School, she grew up in our home district and knows the citizens she represents. After earning an undergraduate degree in Biology from James Madison University and a graduate degree from VCU, she is the Dean of STEM and a professor at Virginia Western Community College. With her lifelong commitment to education, she has been a friend to the Botetourt County School Board in her current appointment to the Board of Supervisors. She has been diligent in attending School Board budget work sessions to gain an understanding of how the school division’s $55 million operating budget works. She has grasped an understanding of the funding needs of our school division, including many capital improvements to our aging buildings, while also being a steward of our taxpayers’ dollars.
In my interactions with Amy Stinnett White, she has an intellectual curiosity that probes her to ask the right questions. She has demonstrated a commitment to the Broadband needs to the northern end of Botetourt County, where limited or cost prohibitive solutions for Internet service exist. White and I have jointly advocated for state level funding for broadband expansion for the citizens in the Buchanan District. This has required a time commitment in writing letters to legislators in Richmond, championing for funds to be allocated to our area. In addition, we provided input to Dominion Energy’s rural broadband program application to the State Corporation Commission. I know White will continue these efforts in her four-year elected term.
Amy Stinnett White understands the needs of our agricultural community. Her lifelong interest in farming is evident in the work ethic that she is demonstrating in balancing career, family, and public servanthood. I am grateful that Amy Stinnett White stepped up and accepted the appointment when a vacancy occurred in our district on the Board of Supervisors. She has spent many hours quickly learning her role and responsibilities. I am further grateful that we have one overlapping year to work together for our mutual hometown of Buchanan. While my public service term will come to an end on December 31, I am confident that White and I will continue to work collaboratively in 2021 and I will fully support her during the next four years. Please join me in supporting her because she has Buchanan’s best interests at heart.
Michelle R. Austin
Buchanan District School Board Member
Encourages residents to vote for Amy White
Strong, experienced, responsible leadership is needed at all levels of government, now more than ever. I enthusiastically endorse Amy Stinnett White as supervisor for the Buchanan District.
I worked closely with Amy as both an elder and as a member of our church’s Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). Amy encourages participation, solicits ideas, and thoughtfully considers all perspectives. Her faith and leadership were instrumental in guiding our congregation through a period of transition.
Amy knows first-hand the importance and value of agriculture to our community. Amy and her husband live on and assist her parents part- time in the operation of the family farm she grew up on. She understands the joys and challenges of farming. With the average age of farmers well into their 60s, I am encouraged that Amy has instilled her love of the land in her children. She supported their interest in agriculture and award-winning participation in the Future Farmers of America. They are currently pursuing advanced degrees in agriculture-related careers. This interest in agriculture is extremely important if we hope to retain the rural character of our community.
Professionally, Amy is Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Department at Virginia Western Community College. She has years of experience, not only as an educator, but also as an administrator, responsible for budget and personnel management. She is involved daily with the technology vitally important to our economy. Amy is a details-oriented professional who also captures the big picture understanding the problems her students and community face, and is thoughtful in identifying the solutions necessary to overcome those challenges.
The Buchanan community is extremely fortunate to have someone with the faith, experience and the conservative principled leadership Amy White offers. Amy intimately knows the Buchanan community, and I am confident she will represent our best interests, work to preserve our rural heritage, and has the vision to ensure Botetourt will have a sustainable future. I plan to vote for Amy Stinnett White for supervisor for the Buchanan District in the Republican Firehouse Primary on May 1. I encourage my fellow Buchanan community residents to vote for her as well.
Amy White for supervisor
On Saturday May 1, the Botetourt County Republican Party nominee for supervisor for the Buchanan District will be chosen at a party canvass to be held at Buchanan Elementary School between 9 a.m. and noon. All Buchanan District residents, currently registered to vote, who pledge that they will support the Republican nominee in the November general election, are eligible to vote. Bring your ID to the party canvass.
I encourage residents of the Buchanan District to cast their ballot for Amy Stinnett White. She is a Botetourt County native, farm raised and now a professional educator at one of our local community colleges. More importantly, she is level headed about what is reasonable for local government to undertake and what is best left to the individual, family and community. She will ensure that schools, law enforcement and emergency service have a reasonable level of funding to carry out their missions, while keeping local taxes rates in check and guarding against bureaucratic bloat. She is already serving on the Board of Supervisors, appointed to complete the unexpired term of Ray Sloan.
Keep her on the board with your vote in the Republican Party Canvass on May 1 and again in the general Election on November 2.