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Davis seeks supervisor seat

Dillwyn resident Carolyn Anderson Davis has announced her candidacy for the District Two seat on the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors.

Davis, an independent candidate who currently serves on the Dillwyn Town Council, will face incumbent Donnie Bryan, an independent candidate who’s seeking re-election.

“I am a native of Buckingham County with a love for my community. I am dependable, dedicated,

willing to work hard to better our community and I am committed to its success,” Davis said in a statement.

Her candidacy presents an opportunity “to utilize my past and present experiences in a meaningful and beneficial manner,” she said.

Davis said she has 50 years of work-related experience in organization, management, planning, coordinating projects and policy revision. Part of her past experience includes involvement in revitalization and transportation projects, she said.

“I have extensive experience in the comprehension and interpretation and application of policies and regulations for … Virginia public assistance programs. I did financial counseling, collected and analyzed statistical data and screened for fraudulent information. My experience further includes payroll and budget formulation as well as supervisory duties,” she said.

Davis’ work experience includes advocating for the welfare and safety of school-aged children.

“While working at Charlottesville High School … I initiated a visit from Governor [Douglas] Wilder to address the student body. The purpose of this visit was to give the students an opportunity to voice their concerns about issues they faced via a panel discussion with the governor,” she said.

The candidate said she has 37 years of civic, government and church experience and collaboration.

“I have 12 years [of] experience in writing grants for state-funded programs. These funds were distributed through the Virginia Department of Social Services with collaboration of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agency,” Davis said.

Davis is a member of the Buckingham TRIAD, the local SALT Council, the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, Buckingham Active Seniors and the Prince Edward/Buckingham Habitat for Humanity.

“I will always act professional in my thinking and decision making and will act in the best interest of our citizens,” Davis said. “I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the residents of Buckingham County and District Two.”

The election is Nov. 3.