Tamara Neo, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buchanan County and John Brownlee Supporter Has some Good News
We all can use a little good news today. The Honorable Tamara Neo, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buchanan County and John Brownlee supporter brings us good news from law enforcement in Buchanan County. Neo defeated her Democratic opponent, Shelia Tolliver, a three term Commonwealth’s Attorney in 07 and ever since things have been changing for the better in the coalfield county. The corruption in the county is legendary and after three terms the people sent a message to Ms Tolliver on election day. So how is the GOP Commonwealths Attorney doing? Here is her recent LTE.
I have some amazing statistics to report. This time last year, my first term as the commonwealth’s attorney of Buchanan County, we presented 69 indictments on 24 defendants. In that same time period this year, the first term of 2009, we have presented 402 indictments on 79 defendants. Neither statistic includes the April Grand Jury Day. They are simply those charges brought from the first of the year up to, but not including the April term.
I have to immediately give praise to the grand jury that just served in the January term. They worked like no other grand jury in any recent memory.
I also have to praise my truly dedicated staff who love this community and their role within the prosecutor’s office and show that love through long hours and joyful spirits. They are truly public servants.
The final heaping of praise needs to go to our community’s law enforcement officers – state police, sheriff’s deputies, town police, members of the Drug Task Force, Game and Inland Fisheries deputies, DMV deputies, correctional facility officers, and conservation police officers. They too demonstrate their commitment to seeking peace and justice in our neighborhoods.
It should also be noted that this increase will also put additional work on the courthouse staff and administration, and as such, thanks and praise should be given to them, along with encouragement as they wade their way through the increasing burden of paper.
Ultimately, I’d like to say thank you to the citizens of Buchanan County for giving me the opportunity to fill this role, and begin to do what I believe will bring positive change within our county.
Thunderous applause for the people in Buchanan County! What a difference this lady and her crew have made. It all starts local, on that I think we all agree. Ms Neo has endorsed John Brownlee, joining almost every Commonwealths Atty and Sheriff in the state. There is a reason law enforcement is choosing Brownlee over Foster and Cooch. They support the candidate that has and will support them and their needs. John Brownlee is that man.