Brewer will work ‘tirelessly’ for schools

Published 9:42 am Friday, April 28, 2017

To the Editor:

(Editor’s note: Due to a production error, the incorrect draft of Dr. Neighbours’ letter was printed last week. This is the version the author intended to have published.)

I know there is no one better to represent Isle of Wight County, the City of Suffolk and all of the 64th District as our next Delegate than Emily Brewer. I am looking forward to voting for Emily, my dear friend, on June 13 in the Republican Primary.

Having grown up in Isle of Wight County and working as an educator in Suffolk and as an arts education advocate for the Commonwealth, I personally know Emily’s passion for our area of Virginia and how passionately she will fight for the residents of the 64th District. Emily has always been a civic minded leader, focused on serving the people of our community.

Emily serves on the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation board in Smithfield, and she has worked hard to bring the best possible educational opportunities to our region. Emily is the candidate that will support all teachers from all schools in our area and fight for our students to have the best educational environment possible. As an educator and education advocate, I know Emily is the best choice for our students and our future in education. Emily has fought to advance opportunities in vocational and trade programs, as well as fighting for well-rounded education in all areas, including the arts. She believes in the value of teachers and the education system, and she will work tirelessly to support and advance our schools and protect our teachers in the 64th District.

I know Emily will be a strong leader for our region. Emily Brewer has my vote on June 13, and I hope she can count on yours as well.

Dr. Joleen E. Neighbours