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Letter to the Editor from James Colby

Sept. 13, 2019 – The Franklin News-Post

Note: James Colby represents the Gills Creek District on the Franklin County Planning Commission

I am writing to add my endorsement of Lorie Smith for supervisor of the Gills Creek Magisterial District of Franklin County. I have had several opportunities to observe Ms. Smith over the past six to seven years in a variety of capacities including as co-officers of a local non-profit corporation.

From these first-hand observations, I can share with you the top 10 qualities that lead me to conclude Lorie Smith is the best choice to represent you and me. Read more.

Letter to the Editor from John Stroebel

Sept. 13, 2019 – The Franklin News-Post

I am writing this letter to express my support and to urge your support for the candidacy of Lorie Smith for the Gills Creek representative on the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County.

I have lived in the Gills Creek District since my wife and I moved to Smith Mountain Lake over 10 years ago. Prior to my retirement I practiced law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for over three decades. Read more.

November ballot takes shape in Franklin County

June 12, 2019 – The Roanoke Times

Three of four board of supervisors races in Franklin County will be contested, while school board hopefuls will face no competition.

Candidates were required to file their paperwork with the county registrar’s office by Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November. All but two are running as independents, according to the registrar’s office. Read more.


Lake association leader to seek seat on Franklin County Board of Supervisors

April 3, 2019 – Laker Weekly

Smith Mountain Lake Association President Lorie Smith is seeking a seat on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.

Smith, who is running as a Republican, hopes to represent the Gills Creek District. The position is currently held by Bob Camicia, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek another term.

Smith, 57, has previous experience in local politics, serving on both the city council and school board in her former home of Waynesboro. She believes that experience has prepared her to serve on the Franklin County board. Read more.


Lorie Smith to run for Gills Creek Supervisor

April 17, 2019 – The Franklin News-Post

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. Read more.