Republican disagrees with leaders on Alphin

Published 10:39 am Friday, May 19, 2017

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the letter that was written to the editor from some of the Republican leadership in Wednesday’s Smithfield Times. The leadership of the Republican party should have asked their Republican members, because myself as well as many other Republicans totally disagree with the remarks made by them.

Rex Alphin would be a fantastic delegate! He touches the hearts of everyday people. The real people of the 64th district. He is from the Carrsville District, chairman of the Board of Supervisors and is serving his second term on the Board.

Mr. Alphin attended Virginia Tech. He is a farmer, author and local newspaper columnist. Mr. Alphin is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Western Tidewater Regional Jail Authority and serves on the Hampton Roads Transportation and Accountability Commission (HRTAC).

He previously served as vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 2014 and has served on the Isle of Wight County Planning Commission, the Virginia Pork Industry Board, and the Virginia Crop Improvement Association. He has proven his leadership and care for our community.

What an incredible opportunity for the Republicans of IOW, Suffolk and the other cities of the 64th district to have Rex Alpin as the candidate to represent them. His love of the land. His personal connection with farming (family) and pride in producing a crop. His experience in growing the economy of the 64th. This makes him the perfect Republican delegate to vote for.

Kimberly Winget
Republican Party
in Isle of Wight
Women’s Republican Party
South of The James