By George Urban
Albemarle County Republican Committee, Chair
The Albemarle County Republican Committee has nominated John Lowry for the Board of Supervisors representing the Samuel Miller District. He is an incredibly well-respected leader and brings a depth of experience acquired through decades of service in our community.
The time has come for a more balanced approach in Albemarle County. Mr. Lowry's opponent has been a key player in increasing the tax burden on residents, chasing away good paying jobs, and stonewalling responsible economic development. Albemarle has suffered unprecedented turnover in county staff, including the resignations of the economic development director and the county executive. The direction of the past four years is unsustainable.
I am excited to support John Lowry (Lowry for Albemarle) to bring balance to Albemarle County. My comments come after the Republican meeting May 16th. We had a strong turnout at the Northside Library that Tuesday evening.
"We should have better use of our land … we should have a better approach to our finances," Lowry said in a speech at the mass meeting. "We need a ... real economic development program."
I also spoke at the meeting saying, "I'm really excited about John Lowry," Albemarle County Republican Committee Chairman George Urban said. "He brings a unique depth of experience with the positions he’s held in our community over the past three decades, and I think he’ll be a terrific candidate."
Now that I have filed the Candidacy Certificate for John with the County Registrar he will be on the Ballot November 7, 2017. John is eager to begin campaigning. Samuel Miller constituents have much to hear from this able man. He is a good listener, too, so when he knocks on your door he wants to hear thoughts on how a new face in County Government can make things better.