Alphin ‘knowledgeable, calm, honest’

Published 9:56 pm Tuesday, May 30, 2017

To the editor:

I have known Rex Alphin all of his life and his grandparents before him.

I spent many weeks on Thomas Wood Trail (my grandfather’s farm), about a quarter-mile from Rex’s family home (Sunset View Farm).

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I admired the work ethic of his father and uncle keeping their crops free from weeds and the farm well-groomed. That work ethic has been passed on to Rex, whether it be in farming, business or his several public service positions.

Rex is part of a family with the desire to perform public service. His grandfather served as Windsor’s mayor, and an aunt and uncle served as members of the Town Council.

While I was serving as vice mayor of Windsor and Rex as chairman of the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors, we met concerning several subjects. I found him to be knowledgeable, calm, honest and always listening to everyone’s concerns.

Even when there were a lot of different opinions, Rex would seek the best solutions for everyone’s benefit.

Other candidates may be well versed in one subject (e.g. education) through their occupation, but none has the experience of an elected official such as Rex Alphin. His years of service on the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors have exposed him to most issues that he will need to address as the representative of the 64th House of Delegates District.

His leadership ability and experiences in serving the local government and numerous other boards make Rex the best candidate for Delegate of the 64th District.

Please join me in voting for Rex Alphin for delegate of our district.

Wesley Garris