I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who voted to elect me to the office of Gills Creek Supervisor for Franklin County. I am most humbled and privileged to have your faith and confidence.

I would also like to thank Bob Camicia for his eight years of service to the residents of Franklin County. Bob has served us with professionalism, integrity, honesty and dedication. He will be very missed on the board of supervisors. I have no doubt that Bob will continue to be involved in our community. I wish Bob and his family the very best!

I wish to extend congratulations to Del. Poindexter, Del. Byron, Sen. Stanley and Sen. Sutterlein. I congratulate Sheriff Overton, Tommy Cundiff, Tim Tatum, Ronnie Mitchell, Margaret Torrence, A.J. Dudley and Susan Wray. I congratulate Ann Arlet Greer, Julie Nix, Jon Atchue and P.D. Hambrick for their school board wins. I also congratulate Daphne Jamison and Joel Bowman.

I look forward to serving the citizens in Gills Creek and the county at large with a strong work ethic, accountability, transparency and advocacy on issues important to us all. My past experience, in addition to all I have learned being heavily involved in our community, will serve me well and will enable me to start work in earnest day one!

A very high priority will be to involve our residents and businesses in the work I perform. I will be accessible and always willing to help resolve concerns and problems. I will place informed votes and be able to defend my positions. I will be a good steward of taxpayer dollars, always evaluating efficiencies and protecting the tax base. These are the hallmarks of public service to which I am highly committed.

Again, many thanks for the high honor of being elected supervisor for the Gills Creek District. Franklin County has a bright future. We are blessed with the kindness of all who live here and the beauty that surrounds us. We are all in this together! Please join me in moving our county forward into a prosperous future!

Lorie Smith

Supervisor-elect, Gills Creek District

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