To the editor:

Not often do voters have the chance to elect a candidate as well qualified as Vic Ingram, the career police investigator and small businessman running for the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in the Tunstall Magisterial District.

Public service seems to have been in Mr. Ingram’s blood most of his life. As a 17-year-old high school student, growing up on a county tobacco farm, he became a member of the Westover Hills Volunteer Fire Department. After high school, it was into the Air Force and then into police work.

Once settled back home, Vic became energetically involved in countless civic activities, including what became a leading role in the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Society. He has used his financial smarts and natural talents to create several small businesses that have thrived since his retirement from the Pittsylvania sheriff’s office in 2009.

I have known Mr. Ingram for more than 30 years. I was honored on an occasion when he invited me to meet with his Sunday school class to talk about some of my work as a magazine writer and the ways that God has played into so many stories I have written. I have seen Vic stand tall in the face of adversity, and he has shown his willingness to take a stand and speak his mind on important issues.

I am proud to vouch for Vic Ingram’s intelligence as well as his integrity. I salute his commonsense, as well as his steady instinct as a cheerful giver. As a supervisor, he will be a fair and honest broker in working with all of his constituents. He is just what our Board of Supervisors needs right now to join in the push for better schools and a stronger local economy.

If you vote in the Tunstall District, please consider voting for and helping to elect Vic Ingram as your new supervisor on November 5th. The county needs him, right now.

Henry Hurt

Chatham

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