Moneta resident Lorie Smith recently announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Gills Creek seat on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.
Incumbent Bob Camicia said he will not seek re-election.
“I believe the people of the Gills Creek District deserve a sincere, accessible and experienced leader committed to serving their needs with the highest level of integrity,” Smith stated in a press release.
Smith has more than 30 years’ experience in public and civic service.
A native of Waynesboro, Smith has resided in Franklin County for seven years. She is president of the Smith Mountain Lake Association, a 1,400-member volunteer organization.
In Waynesboro, she served on the Waynesboro City Council, the school board, the tourism board and the finance committee. She was also city council’s liaison to the economic development authority and to the planning commission.
Smith states in her release that she “believes strongly in the tenants of the Republican Creed. That means most notably the importance of free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, and budgetary restraints.”