Burckard for supervisor

Published 7:41 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Editor, Smithfield Times


Some have a political machine to back them in this local campaign. “No Frills” Albert Burckard is financing his own campaign.

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Our county has become a bedroom community. We need jobs, not ISLE 2040 apartment complexes for more big companies to monopolize for their employees who work outside our beautiful county. Albert was a leader in this opposition.


He has been a part of county politics for years and has had a hand in letting our public know the issues by being a part of local civic organizations. The best of the best, Grace Keen, has taught him well! We need more persistent activists to know what their local governing body is doing or not doing and to make suggestions that can improve conditions.


Burckard loves the history of Isle of Wight. Did you know he shares personally, not only with tourists monthly in costume, but also with school children, local history that is found not in our schools’ history books, at no charge to the county?


He loves the people of Isle of Wight County enough to risk his life for them going into fires. Albert also goes to youth camps to teach fire safety — more freebies.


Having served in the U.S. Army, Albert Burckard got real close to God in the jungles of Vietnam. His actions have spoken volumes serving others, not only for our country but also in our county and even at a local Christian food pantry.


Do you think he would do anything to intentionally jeopardize his granddaughters who are also a part of our county’s future? Albert cares. Do you?


Albert Burckard would appreciate your vote to continue to serve us in another capacity as our next county supervisor representing the Newport District. Together we can make a difference.


Clayton Johnson