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Brewer would be ‘a strong voice’

To the editor:

Early this year, I had the opportunity to meet Emily Brewer and learn that she intended to run for Virginia’s House of Delegates, representing the 64th District.

We talked about a number of concerns I have, including deputy salaries, the local job situation, education and mental health.

When I described a particular bill that had been introduced and was being considered and the dire consequences it could have for law enforcement across Virginia Emily stopped me, made a phone call and told me not to worry because the bill would not pass. It didn’t.

Emily is a small business owner with great appreciation for rural Virginia and its traditions of farming and hunting. She also understands the need for jobs in our area that will keep our young people here. Emily supports the Second Amendment and will defend it. She and her family attend church in Southampton County.

Emily recognizes the problems faced by Virginians today and has sound ideas about  how to fix them. Though young, Emily is far from inexperienced and possesses insight and energy that will allow her to get things done.

The 64th District needs a person who will listen to and understand our concerns. We need someone to provide a strong voice in Richmond.

I hope you will join me in supporting my friend, Emily Brewer, on Nov. 7.

J.B. Stutts

Sheriff

Southampton County and City of Franklin