Jerry Lester Talks about John Brownlee
Jerry Lester, Buchanan County Chairman
A few years ago, Buchanan County was hit by a horrible flood, one of the worst natural disasters I have ever seen in this region. My 99 year old grandmother was carried out of her flooded home in a bed sheet. A few minutes later, the home was washed away, she barely made it out alive.
However, she died a few months later and did not live to be 100 years old. The flood simply took away her desire to live.
Local contractors were hired to clean up the community, but somewhere along the way they started conspiring with elected officials as well as business owners how they could fix the bids and pocket thousands of dollars for themselves. They thought they had gotten away with their scheme.
But the citizens of Buchanan County had a hero in a United States Attorney named John Brownlee. These people were convicted and sent to prison and over $1million was returned to our community due to the hard work of Mr.Brownlee. This is one of many reasons I support John in his campaign.
He is a person who has made a lifetime commitment to public service, whether it be as a soldier, a prosecutor or as a God-fearing man, John Brownlee will not need on the job training as Virginia's "Top Cop".
I have witnessed, first-hand, the work he has done as United States Attorney and I know John is a man of honor and integrity and will be a great Attorney General!
This is Brownlee Country!