Miles runs for Supervisor

Published 5:26 pm Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thomas Jordan Miles III, who has served as a leader in numerous community and civic groups for many years in Buckingham County and the region, is announcing his candidacy for District Four (Maysville) Supervisor on the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors.

Thomas Jordan Miles III

The election is Nov. 5.

Miles’ campaign motto is “proven leadership you can trust.”

His priorities include maintaining fiscal responsibility to preserve low tax rates, supporting public education, enhancing constituent communication, and promoting economic development while supporting existing small business expansion.

Miles, who lives on U.S. Route 60 in the Court House Village, is a native of Buckingham County and was raised in Glenmore, where he attends church and serves as a Eucharstic Minister and Senior Warden at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Miles is involved in many activities and organizations in Buckingham County. As a member of the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, he serves as vice chairman on the board of directors while also chairing two chamber committees. He is director of nutrition and transportation at Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, a member of the Buckingham Lions Club, chairman of the Commonwealth Regional Council’s Comprehensive Economic Development Committee, a member of the board of directors for the Buckingham Village Preservation Group, and was founder and director of Glenmore Day.

Miles formerly served as managing editor and reporter for The Farmville Herald and news reporter and announcer for WFLO Radio in Farmville.

“I’m blessed to say that my family has lived in Buckingham County for more than 250 years. I was raised in a log cabin my parents built in Glenmore, and I come from a long line of blacksmiths, farmers, merchants, business people and public servants,” Miles said in a press release. “My heart is in this community. I am a proud graduate of Buckingham County Public Schools, where I received a great education that prepared me for Longwood University.”

Miles said faith, trust and hard work are principles which have been instilled in him by his family, notably by his late grandparents, L.L. “Dick” Miles and Hazel Miles, who operated a general store for 40 years in Glenmore.

“Just as my grandfather was, I am a moderate Democrat,” Miles said. “Like him, I stand for principled leadership, integrity, and faith in my fellow man and woman. Though being a moderate Democrat who is fiscally conservative may be my heritage, it does not define me. Being a public servant for the good people of the Maysville District does,” Miles said.

“In my many roles of leadership, I’ve found that how you do something is just as important as what you are doing; that philosophy leads me in treating people with dignity and respect, listening to the issues and opinions of others without judgement and always, above all else, having a civil dialogue,” Miles said.

Miles’ platform for his campaign includes maintaining fiscal responsibility to preserve low tax rates, having consistent communication with constituents and community stakeholders, promoting economic development and job creation while seeking to assist small businesses in expansion, and being held accountable and accessible to the people.

Additionally, Miles wants to strive to make government more efficient in serving the people, collaborate with regional economic development and marketing entities, continue to invest in public education, its infrastructure and the county’s youth, seek to improve communication between the School Board and the members of the Board of Supervisors, work to maintain the historical integrity of Buckingham Court House Village, and seek to restart the Anti-Litter Task Force Committee.

For more information on Miles’ candidacy contact him at (434) 390-7023, email thomas.jordan.miles@gmail.com or visit www.milesformaysville.com.