Bringing Balance to Albemarle County

Like you, I love Albemarle County! Located at the heart of Virginia, we are are a large, diverse county with a deep history. Our land is both our beauty and our source of wealth.

As your Albermarle County Supervisor I will focus on:

  • Balanced land use policies

Albemarle County is rich in natural resources – our land, rivers and mountains. We need a balanced approach to land use policies, so that our citizens may comfortably reside and work here and absorb and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding us.

  • Balanced approach to managing the County’s finances

The Board of Supervisors must be diligent stewards of our citizens’ tax dollars. We need to support our children’s classrooms and provide adequate funding for our police, fire, and first responders, so that they have the resources they need to serve our community.

  • Balanced economic development

As your Supervisor, I will encourage a renaissance of small businesses in our County to increase our revenue stream. A balanced approach to economic development will protect our natural beauty, increase the quality of life for all of our citizens, and ensure that Albemarle County can remain an affordable place to live and raise a family.

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About John Lowry

I was raised in Williamsburg, VA. Growing up immersed in history taught me a deep appreciation for community. As a teenager and costumed guide in colonial Williamsburg, I believed that all citizens, at some point in their lives, had a responsibility to do government service. And as a young adult, I understood the importance of putting my beliefs in civic responsibility into action. For over 30 years, I served Albemarle County on various boards, commissions, and organizations. My business and community experience have prepared me to take the next step in my commitment to our community - to serve you on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

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    Albemarle Pipes & Drums - Candidate Lowry Plays Bagpipes


    As a young man john was paid by Colonial Williamsburg to perform with the Fife and Drum Corps. Being in close touch with a part of our nation’s history with which Colonial Williamsburg was founded John later transferred to playing Bagpipes in Charlottesville. Today, John is a proud member the Albemarle Pipes & Drums Corps.

    Being a part of the Albemarle Pipes & Drums is a form of community service for him. The Pipe band performs, teaches, and preserves the music and culture of Scotland and the British Isles through the music of the Great Highland Bagpipes both locally and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pictured here is John doing a Palm Sunday service at Grace Episcopal church.The next Pipe band event will be marching in the Dogwood Parade April 22nd.

    As I am now working with John on his campaign I am discovering he has many talents to share. Early on I felt convinced he would be a good leader in county governance.

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    Where has a Better Balance for Albemarle Land Use Policy been the Last Four Years?

    Albemarle CountyLast month the Board of Supervisors had an agenda item (March 8th – Economic Site Readiness Report) to hear from a consultant about land available as commercial assets in the Comp Plan (“Growth”) area. In May 2015, the Supervisors, following the lead of staff effort, passed unanimously a Resolution inviting an unnamed business to consider locating in Albemarle County.

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