Friday, October 07, 2011

Smyth County treasurer race ... Republican Adam Tolbert

Smyth County has a candidate for treasurer who already has years of political experience under his belt.

In his 27 years, Adam Tolbert has acquired a long list of accomplishments. Currently the chairman of the Smyth County Republican Committee, he is also a member of RPV's State Central Committee and has worked on a variety of political campaigns since the age of 10.

A lifelong resident of Smyth County, he graduated in 2006 from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, Virginia, with a B.A. in Political Science, and in 2008 earned a Master of Science in Management degree from Liberty University. He also completed the 2008 Candidate Training Program (CTP) of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, and currently works at the Wise campus of UVa.

On top of that, Adam has spent the past six years blogging about politics as the Smyth County Conservative which is how I first met him -- a fellow blogger as well as a fellow State Central member. His blog provided information about upcoming races and candidates but on August 29, 2011, he announced his own plans to run for political office with a blog post noting his run as Treasurer. Since that time, he has been busy on his campaign.

As I talked with Adam at last week's State Central meeting, I couldn't help but notice that he was humble and pleased to be running for his first political office. He has a vision for the office of treasurer, and has provided information on his campaign website for the residents of Smyth County.

I'm impressed with the quality of young people coming along in the Republican Party. They are our future and we must mentor and encourage them as they take on leadership positions and move into elected office.

Good luck to Adam on November 8th!

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