To the editor:

I write to ask all citizens of the Tunstall district to please vote Vic Ingram for Supervisor on Nov. 5th. 

A resident of the Brosville Community, Vic is a USAF veteran who is honest, hardworking, Christian and a dedicated father and grandfather. Vic has served his community as a volunteer firefighter, and in numerous civic organizations including the Sertoma Club, Ruritan Club and Co-Chaired the Tunstall After-Prom Party.  Vic retired in 2009 after 30 years of service with the Pittsylvania County Sherriff’s Office where he retired at the rank of Captain. Vic continues to stay busy after retirement as he owns three small businesses and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association.

It is time for a change as Tim Barber has currently served 16 years on the board of supervisors. During that time we have seen tax increase after tax increase.  The tax bill on my house was $661 in 2012 and $913 in 2019. (A 38% increase.) The county is taxing us to death with tax increases, real estate assessments, and the solid waste fee which is currently $120 a year.

We need someone who will serve Pittsylvania County and the Tunstall district by bettering our schools, our public safety departments, create economic growth and NOT vote yes to every tax increase.  If we keep electing the same person year after year, all we are going to get is more of the same, which is someone who will vote YES to all tax increases.  As the saying goes, “Politics is like riding a hobby horse …There is going to be ups and downs but sometimes you need to hop off and let someone else have a turn at it”.  As for me, I say a 16-year ride is enough. I’m tired of being overtaxed and a 38% tax increase in seven years is absurd. My vote is for Vic Ingram.

William R. Hudson

Danville

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