Supports Clinton for supervisor
Steve Clinton is my choice to represent the Amsterdam District on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Clinton, the incumbent for this position, has the wisdom and insight to continue to make the right decisions on our behalf as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
With his 19 years of experience as a Botetourt County supervisor, he understands the needs of the county and how to make sure the unique requirements of each item are met. During the most recent term he has supported the rollout of broadband access across the county, helped make possible the implementation of enhanced safety measures for the Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Program, supported the installation of deputy’s mobile computer consoles, and he proactively established the historic Greenfield Citizens Council. Plus, throughout these trying times, he has made it a priority to manage our taxpayer dollars responsibly.
I know from personal experience that Steve Clinton is approachable and responsive on an individual level. Please support him as a continuing member of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors.
Wind project benefits outweigh concerns
I’ve been following the Rocky Forge Wind project from the beginning. I have been to almost all the hearings and events, so I’ve had the opportunity to hear both pro and con perspectives on the project. The benefits of Rocky Forge Wind far outweigh the concerns.
Landowners of this project are people that I know to be stewards of the land; they would not do anything to negatively impact the environment or wildlife. They’ve always done what’s right for the community and the land. I see how much effort my neighbors put into creating a better habitat for the animals. They are very diligent about following rules to protect the wildlife.
I moved to Botetourt County in 2003 for a job opportunity. I want to live in a place that encourages job growth, and I applaud Botetourt County officials for recognizing the opportunity Rocky Forge Wind will bring to our community by approving the project. During construction, the project will support 250 jobs and significant local spending. The county, local landowners, and local schools will receive annual revenues due to the project, totaling millions of dollars over its 30-year lifespan.
Some people say they don’t want to see the turbines. I drive past the hilltop where the turbines will be every day for work, and I’m going to see them every day. Looking at those turbines will remind me that we are moving towards a greener fuel source that will create new jobs and a better future for our community. I do not mind being reminded, when I see those turbines, that we are creating a better place with more opportunity for future generations.
Supports White for supervisor
I am voting for Amy White for the Buchanan District seat on the Board of Supervisors in the upcoming primary.
I have known Amy and her family for well over 40 years through association in school as well as their family business and farm. I doubt anyone will argue that we are living in critical and often scary times. We must vote with clear heads in the Republican Firehouse Primary on May 1 for the most qualified person that will support the values of family, education and business topics that will sustain and improve the quality of life for all residents of Botetourt County.
Amy is a fighter that will challenge the direction of myopic policy making. Equally important, she will not show up with verbal attacks on policies or people without discussing and understanding all facets of the conversation before forming her own opinions.
As a proud Buchanan area resident with a lifelong vested interest in our areas success, I feel that her experience as a parent and the Dean of the STEM program at Virginia Western, as well as her critical communication and analytical skills, will benefit Botetourt County with a perspective from that of an accountable Buchanan native.
If you have heard or spoken (or shouted) the following phrases:
“We need new blood,” “We need fresh opinions of a local lifelong (Buchanan) resident that will listen to our concerns and questions,” “We need someone who knows what gas and groceries really cost…,” “We need someone who understands our children and the importance of an education that will help us compete on the national and global stages of business…” Positive action, from perhaps an unfamiliar face, is far better for Buchanan than an exhausting complaint. Vote for Amy White on May 1.
David E. Bryan
Vote for Steve Clinton
I have worked with Steve Clinton for more than 20 years on community issues ranging from river access to road improvement and from solid waste disposal to land use planning. In every instance, Steve was open, approachable, and eager to help.
He applied his vast knowledge of local government operations and his unmatched business and engineering skills to finding solutions to the issues that I presented.
He approached these often-challenging issues with good humor and quiet determination, focused always on the solution.
On May 1, Amsterdam residents who want to retain good government will vote to retain Steve on the Board of Supervisors.
Hollins (Amsterdam District)
Support Steve Clinton May 1
Please support Steve Clinton in the Republican Primary May 1!
As volunteers on the Greenfield Advisory Council and the Library Board, we work in our small ways while Steve works in countless ways to support this community. We’ve had many opportunities to admire Steve’s attention to the past, present, and future of the county.
County History – A proud and selfless supporter of county history and preservation, Steve has done considerable work with the Greenfield Advisory Council. He has championed the efforts of this group to secure funding, create a walking path, and lay the foundation for tourism at Historic Greenfield.
County Libraries – Steve is a great friend of the library system. Despite his busy schedule, he attends board meetings and provides important perspective for the trustees’ decision making. He has advocated for improvements to facilities, staffing, and library resources.
County Development – Steve also understands the importance of long-range planning. He painstakingly monitors housing and business proposals to see that they align with the county’s master plan. He’s open to requests for new development, but only as they enhance their neighborhoods and meet citizen needs. Based on his careful study of traffic concerns and other citizen input, he voted against the Sheetz request, but he respects the process that allowed the majority vote to move forward. As new proposals arise, Steve welcomes public comment, and he’s willing to keep concerned neighbors informed throughout the review process.
Steve’s effective involvement in county governance reflects his dedication to all Botetourt citizens. He is a man of principle, and his qualifications for this position are unmatched. By voting for Steve, you can thank him for his many contributions and make your own contribution to Botetourt’s future.
Marlene & Edward Preston
Clinton worthy of support Saturday
In The Fincastle Herald Wednesday, April 21, the Letters to the Editor by Peggy Crosson and John Goss in support of Supervisor Steve Clinton are very descriptive of the factual, professional and personal attributes that are characteristic of Mr. Clinton and his dedicated service to the Amsterdam District and Botetourt County.
Mr. Clinton’s accountability and transparency of his beliefs and actions are further attributes in continuing his support of his constituency and the well being of Botetourt County.
Mr. Clinton’s experience and values are worthy of your support on Saturday, May 1, 3-6 p.m. at Lord Botetourt High School.
White will concentrate on local issues
To the residents of Buchanan, and Botetourt County, thank you for the opportunity to campaign for the Republican nomination for the Buchanan seat on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. I have enjoyed meeting and talking with you about your concerns, your gratitude and your hopes for our future. At a time when there is so much conflict, fright and separation, I was encouraged to hear many of you talk about what we can do together to improve Buchanan. I thank you all for sharing your time and thoughts with me.
As I promised early in this campaign, if I am elected to fill this seat, I will concentrate on local issues that will benefit the citizens of Buchanan and Botetourt County as a whole. My priorities are supporting our agriculture community, promoting programs that support positive youth development, continuing to expand broadband and encouraging small business development, especially in Buchanan.
As Thomas Jefferson said, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” The firehouse primary is this Saturday, May 1 at Buchanan Elementary School from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All registered voters of the Buchanan Magisterial District are eligible to vote. Please exercise your right to vote – we are lucky to have that right.
I am seeking this seat solely because of my love for and commitment to this area. Nothing more, nothing less. My professional and personal life have repeatedly demonstrated this commitment. When you go to vote, I hope you will cast your vote for me, Amy Stinnett White. Thank you again for this opportunity and for your support.
Clinton lists his priorities as supervisor
Botetourt is in an excellent position as we emerge from the pandemic. Our economy is growing, with more than $200 million in new investment and 900 new jobs in the past four years. Sound management practices and deliberate decisions have positioned us for new levels of prosperity.
To benefit from the coming resurgence, our county requires leadership that is experienced, engaged, and forward-looking. These are qualities that I have brought to the supervisor’s job for many years, and that I will bring for the next four years.
That’s why I am running for the Republican nomination for the Amsterdam seat on the board.
I propose Five Priorities to cultivate the opportunities before us. These priorities are:
- Support the Good Life
- Apply Balanced Growth Principles
- Promote Economic Prosperity
- Partner with Schools for Excellence
- Preserve and Protect Our Historic Heritage
I will pursue those priorities by using conservative principles of limited government, low taxation, and free market capitalism.
You can review the details of my Five Priorities at the listing in today’s Fincastle Herald, or at Steve Clinton, County Supervisor/Facebook.
In summary, I bring dedication, experience, sound judgment, and foresight to the supervisor’s position. I have been, and always will be, responsive, approachable, and focused on important issues.
Please come to LBHS between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Vote for me so that together we can keep Botetourt County flourishing.
To the voters of the Amsterdam District:
As the chairman of the Botetourt Recreation Commission, I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Steve Clinton, the Amsterdam representative of the Board of Supervisors, for the last eight years. Steve serves as the Board of Supervisors liaison to the Botetourt County Recreation Commission and I have had many opportunities to observe his dedication to our community.
Steve has served us well by ensuring the continued growth of our community while focusing on the quality of life Botetourt residents expect. Additionally, his commitment to recreation, historical preservation, and educational excellence are some of the pillars of his belief system. The impact of his vote is always focused on the well being of Botetourt residents first and foremost.
We need a representative who has the time to be engaged in our issues and dedicated to delivering the best solutions. Representatives should be approachable and give constituents the opportunity to express their thoughts and be heard. Steve has the patience and the interest to listen to us and consider our position. We need a representative who communicates the vision of the Board of Supervisors while ensuring transparency. Steve isn’t afraid to have the difficult conversation and address concerns immediately. People are right to be concerned about the issues of today; however, to have the vision we need for tomorrow is sometimes more important. Time and time again, I have witnessed Steve look to the future, where the impact of a decision will be more critical as time moves on.
It is difficult to balance conservative fiscal responsibility with judicious spending; I continue to be impressed with Steve’s attention to detail while looking out for our best interests. Our county needs the most out of every taxable dollar and I know I can rely on Steve to make each dollar count.
Steve has shared is conservative-based priorities with me for the next four years. His plans to address the things that matter to the Amsterdam District – balancing growth, advancing the good life, preserving our history, supporting our schools, and maintaining our prosperity are things we can all agree on. I urge Amsterdam voters to vote for Steve Clinton at the Republican firehouse primary, Saturday, May 1, from 3 until 6 at LBHS.
The Republican firehouse primary for the Buchanan seat on the Board
of Supervisors has come down to a clear decision for the voters. If you are
happy with the way the Board does things, if you believe that a
Supervisor’s job is only economic then cast your vote for the “good old
boys” and their appointee.
However, if you’d like transparency, someone who understands that
even at the county level all elected officials have the duty to protect ALL
of the rights of the people of the district;
If you’d like someone who will not go along to get along, who will
question everything and weigh everything in the scales of the Constitution;
If you’d like someone who believes that Botetourt County can and
should stand up and defend herself against any and all who would steal her
freedoms or her fortune, no matter if it’s Richmond, D.C., or Beijing;
If you’d like someone who does not have a road named after himself,
who clocks in everyday, who earns an hourly wage, whose family for many
generations have been blue collar, working class tax payers, and who has
the same concerns and worries as most of you;
If you’d like someone who is not a member of the “swamp” that has
been controlling our county for far too long, who will refrain from zoning
changes and government contracting that benefits himself and will instead
allow the voters to decide, who will expose these things so the voters can
see for themselves how the people they elect really feel about them;
If you’d like someone who believes that we have been given a marvelous
gift by our Creator simply being born in this country where freedom is the
If this is the type of person you’d choose to represent the Buchanan
District, then the choice is clear: vote Will Smith. There is only one
person in this primary who will fight to protect all of your freedoms, and
I am asking for your vote on Saturday, May 1, at Buchanan Elementary from
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.