Emily Brewer will be a servant-leader, not politician

Published 10:09 am Friday, May 26, 2017

To the Editor:

On June 13, you will have an opportunity to elect one of the most admirable people I have had the pleasure of meeting since moving to Suffolk from Virginia Beach in July of 2011. Emily Brewer was one of the first people I met while we worked together on a state senate campaign and she made me feel completely at home and our friendship formed instantly.

Since I’ve known Emily she has been a prime example of what a servant-leader is in the community. Robert K. Greenleaf said, “A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.” That describes Emily perfectly.

Serving on multiple boards, such as Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Board and Suffolk Business Women, it isn’t just a title for her, it’s a passion to make her community a little bit better and make someone’s life a little bit different. See, Emily loves people and she wants to see people do good for themselves. Emily is one of the few people that will drop what she is doing to help when someone is in need. I can’t count how many times I have needed my friend and she has been there for me each time. Emily listens and always offers the best advice and solutions and she doesn’t just do it because she is my friend, I know it’s because she genuinely cares.

I know that if Emily is elected she would treat each of her constituents the same. Emily will be a servant-leader, not a politician. Again, this isn’t about a title for her. Emily fully believes she can offer strong legislative ideas and policies to help not just the citizens of the 64th District, but all of Virginia.

I wholeheartedly believe God places people in our lives for a reason and I am certainly happy Emily came into mine. I strongly hope you cast your vote for my friend, Emily Brewer, on June 13 in the Republican Primary for Delegate so she can touch your life like she has mine.

Brandy Dyke