The Landes Letter: July 2020 Edition

Friends,

   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to highlight the Clerk's Office Internship and some of the COVID-19 resources available to Augusta County small business owners.

   Additionally, I want to provide you with the newest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour.

Clerk's Office Internship

   The Clerk’s Office is seeking high school and college students who wish to serve as interns. The Clerk’s Office will provide internship and mentorship opportunities to students who are interested in Virginia Government, the Virginia Judicial System or the law.

   The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office if very pleased to offer this unique educational opportunity to young people in Augusta County. These internships will allow our young people to see first-hand the work of the Circuit Court and the Clerk’s Office.

   Interns will assist the Clerk’s Staff with several assignments and tasks. Interns may be assigned to work with the Clerk’s Staff in the Civil, Criminal, Court Administration, Land Record, Probate, and Accounting Divisions in the office. For those interested in applying to become a Clerk’s Office Intern, they should apply using the link below. Internship candidates will be required to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume expressing their interest in serving. 

   **Please note, one college student and one high school student will be selected to serve as office interns each semester. A college student intern has been selected for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. At this time, only high school student applications will be considered until the high school student position is filled.**

Apply Here

Clerk's Office Webpage

Augusta County Announces Disaster Recovery Grants for Sole Proprietors

  The Augusta County Economic Development Authority announces the release of a Disaster Recovery Grant Fund to help sole proprietors who are suffering from the costs of business interruption due to COVID-19.

   The competitive grant will provide $1,000-$5,000 cash per eligible grant recipient, and applications are due by 9 a.m. on August 7, 2020. Awarded grantees will be notified by August 14 and disbursement checks will be mailed by August 21. 

   Eligible businesses must be located in Augusta County, locally operated, and the business owner must derive a main source of income under the applicable business. Additionally, this grant is for businesses who have not received or been awarded loans under any federal program, including loans from Small Business Association programs.

Apply Here

Learn More Here

Free PPE Kits Available for Augusta County Small Businesses

   Apply in minutes to receive vital resources for reopening your small business and receive a kit including masks, gloves, sanitizer, and more.

   PPE Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to businesses with brick and mortar locations in Augusta County.

Apply Here

Augusta County COVID-19 Resources

 Cash Grants for Augusta County Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

   Augusta County announces the creation of a Disaster Recovery Grant Fund to help county businesses who are suffering from the costs of business interruption due to COVID-19. This program will be facilitated in partnership with Staunton Creative Community Fund.

Additional Information

   This is week twelve of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Civil Division Office on the first floor of the Courthouse. This office at one time was the Clerk of Circuit Court's office.

   This is week thirteen of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Accounting Division Office on the first floor of the Courthouse. This is the only office that still has a fireplace for one of the two courthouse chimneys. At one time we believe this was the Augusta County Treasurer's Office in the early years of the courthouse.
   This is week fourteen of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Court Administration Division Office on the first floor of the Courthouse. Our Deputy Clerk's who also act as our Court Reporters for all Criminal Cases work here.
   I was surprised by this wonderful commissioned work of art of the Augusta County Courthouse. Julie Wilmoth Sheffer, Deputy Clerk, painted this one of a kind piece of art for me. She uses river stones for her original artwork.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Augusta County Website


The Landes Letter - June 2020

Friends,

   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to highlight positive developments at the Clerk's Office along with resources for small businesses as they prepare to reopen.

   In addition, I want to provide you with the newest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour.

Clerk's Office Internship

   The Clerk’s Office is seeking high school and college students who wish to serve as interns. The Clerk’s Office will provide internship and mentorship opportunities to students who are interested in Virginia Government, the Virginia Judicial System or the law.

   The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office if very pleased to offer this unique educational opportunity to young people in Augusta County. These internships will allow our young people to see first-hand the work of the Circuit Court and the Clerk’s Office.

   Interns will assist the Clerk’s Staff with several assignments and tasks. Interns may be assigned to work with the Clerk’s Staff in the Civil, Criminal, Court Administration, Land Record, Probate, and Accounting Divisions in the office. For those interested in applying to become a Clerk’s Office Intern, they should apply using the link below. Internship candidates will be required to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume expressing their interest in serving.

Apply Here 

Augusta County Circuit Court Debuts New Seal


    I'm pleased to introduce the new Augusta County Circuit Court Seal!

Clerk's Office Webpage

Jury Commissioners Appointed

   Earlier this month I announced that four Augusta County citizens have been appointed by Judge W. Chapman Goodwin, 25th Circuit, to serve as Jury Commissioners in preparation to review next year’s potential list of qualified jurors. Those selected include Vickie Arnold of Swoope; Karen Fridley of Churchville; Richard K. Halterman, II of Fort Defiance, and Edward R. Long of New Hope.   Jury Commissioners play an important role in reviewing and qualifying potential jurors each year for Augusta County’s Circuit Court. We thank these Augusta County citizens for their willingness to serve and take on this key responsibility in the jury process.

Read Full Press Release Here

Free PPE Kits Available for Augusta County Small Businesses

   Apply in minutes to receive vital resources for reopening your small business and receive a kit including masks, gloves, sanitizer, and more.   PPE Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to businesses with brick and mortar locations in Augusta County.

Apply Here

Augusta County COVID-19 Resources

 Cash Grants for Augusta County Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

   Augusta County announces the creation of a Disaster Recovery Grant Fund to help county businesses who are suffering from the costs of business interruption due to COVID-19. This program will be facilitated in partnership with Staunton Creative Community Fund.Additional InformationThis is week seven of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Record Room, which is the nerve center of the Courthouse and the Clerk's Office. This is where the public enters to request needed services, and where the public can do research on records and documents.

   This is week eight of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Historic Large Courtroom, on the second floor of the Courthouse. For those coming to court to serve on a jury, as a witness, or as a defendant or plaintiff this is where most court action takes place.

   This is week nine of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Clerk of Circuit Court's Office on the Second Floor of the Courthouse. In the past it also served as Judge's Chambers.

This is week ten of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is our Probate Office on the First Floor of the Courthouse, just off the back portion of our Record Room.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Augusta County Website

Sincerely,

STEVE LANDES, CLERK

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


The Landes Letter - May 2020 Edition

Friends,

   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus in this month’s newsletter is to inform you on the latest announcements regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court's Office and COVID-19.

   In addition, I want to provide you with the newest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour.

   Most importantly, this Memorial Day I wanted to take the opportunity to remember all those who have fallen and died in service of the United States. Let us always remember their sacrifice to protect our Liberty and Freedom. May we remember them and their families.

Clerk Of Circuit Court Announces Court Safety Protocals

   The Augusta County Circuit Court and the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office want to do everything we can to protect the public, professionals and staff who need to appear for court cases. For those who do not need to enter the courthouse we continue to encourage citizens to go online to access services where possible or contact the Clerk’s Office by telephone.

   The safety protocols include limiting the number of persons in the courtrooms at one time to only attorneys, necessary witnesses, interpreters, court personnel, court reporters, bailiffs, others deemed necessary by the court, and members of the media. Because of space limitations, not all witnesses may be allowed in the courthouse, but may be contacted by their attorney when to appear.

Read Full Press Release Here

Augusta County COVID-19 Resources

Clerk's Office Webpage

   Week two of the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour showcased our Jury Room, which has been restored to it's 1900s Victorian era look. If you serve on a Civil or Criminal Jury, or a Grand Jury this is where you would deliberate with your fellow jurors.

   Week three of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour highlighted the architectural detail of the Courthouse Portico columns and portico ceiling. The building Architects were T.J. Collins and Son, and the Contractors were A.F. Withrow and Co.

   Week four of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour featured what I call the Courthouse History Hallway from the ground floor going up to the second floor. Historic items include the Beverley Manor Grant Corner Stone from September 6, 1736 in the second photograph, and other important historic documents from Augusta County's early history.

   Week five of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour highlighted the Historic Record Room in the basement of the Courthouse. These historic records go back to 1745. We are working on a short and long-term plan for the preservation of this important Augusta County History.

   On this Memorial Day we continued week six of our Augusta County virtual photograph tour. These are the Memorial Plaques on the front of the Courthouse remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War I & II, the Korean & Vietnam Wars, and Iraq & Afghanistan Wars from Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Augusta County Website

Sincerely,

STEVE LANDES, CLERK

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


The Landes Letter: April 2020

Friends,

   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus in this month’s newsletter is to inform you on continued impacts that COVID-19 has had on the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court's Office.

   I also wanted to provide you with an overview of some of the resources available to Augusta County citizens and businesses. 

Circuit Court Access Limitations

   The Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office is now requiring appointments to enter the Courthouse to further comply with health officials’ recommendations related to social distancing and limiting the number of individuals gathering together.

Read Full Press Release Here

Clerk's Office Webpage

COVID-19 Resources

Augusta County COVID-19 Resources

Disaster Relief Loan Program

   The COVID-19 health crisis is creating unique and urgent needs among Augusta County’s small business. This 0% interest emergency loan fund program is designed to help businesses navigate changing and uncertain times. Loans range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are facilitated through a partnership with the Staunton Creative Community Fund. Please call 540-245-5619 or use the link below for additional information.

Loans and Grants for Business Relief

Job Board

   The Virginia Career Works-Shenandoah Valley Region office has created a job board to promote openings during this difficult time.

Job Board

Area Farmers' Markets

  Please use the link below for details on how to continue supporting our local farmer's markets.

Area Farmers' Markets

Thank You Carol!

   We received a very gracious gift of handmade facemasks for our protection from former Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Carol Brydge. From the "Courthouse Gang" - Thank You!


   
Since we are limiting access to the Augusta County Courthouse we thought we would provide a weekly virtual photograph tour of Augusta County's Historic Courthouse. This is our Small Courtroom, otherwise known as Courtroom B.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Augusta County Website

Sincerely,

STEVE LANDES, CLERK

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


The Landes Letter - March 2020 Edition

Friends,

   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to inform you on the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court's Office and to encourage the use of our online services. Lastly, I wanted to leave you with two photos of our beautiful courthouse with the Virginia, United States, and Augusta County flags illuminated at night, and an aerial view to serve as message of hope in this time of uncertainty. 

COVID-19 & Circuit Court Access Limitations

  Per a Circuit Court Order issued on Friday, March 13, access to the Augusta County Courthouse will be limited. Augusta County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, who provide security at the Courthouse, will be screening individuals entering the Courthouse.

   The Augusta County Circuit Court and the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office want to do everything we can to protect the public who need to do business at, and our staff who work at the Augusta County Courthouse. For those who do not need to enter the Courthouse we encourage citizens to go online to access services where possible.

COVID-19 Resources

Clerk's Office Webpage

Concealed Handgun Permit Applications Can Be Completed Online

   Citizens who are applying for Concealed Handgun Permits are encouraged to go online to complete the application to bring to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. By going to the Augusta County Website, and clicking on the Government Section, and then choosing the Circuit Court Clerk’s webpage you can find the online application.

   In the past three months the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has received a great number of Concealed Handgun Permit applications, many of which citizens completed by hand. Completing the application online saves the citizens time and provides them a copy they can print to bring to the Clerk’s Office for new permit applications, or mail in for renewal permit applications.

Read the Full Press Release Here

Apply for Concealed Handgun Permit Here

   Thank you to the Augusta County Maintenance Staff, who made sure our Virginia, United States, and Augusta County Flags were all lighted properly at night. These guys do a great job, and the Augusta County Courthouse looks great as you drive by at night!

   Wonderful view of our Augusta County Courthouse posted by one of our local members of the Judiciary. One of Augusta County's gems!

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Augusta County Website

Sincerely,

STEVE LANDES, CLERK

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


Landes Letter: February 2020 Edition

The Landes Letter - February 2020 Edition

Friends,

    It has been a busy few weeks in the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court's office!

    The office has welcomed three new staff members and saw a change to the business trade name process. I also had the opportunity to attend new Clerk of Court Orientation in Richmond that concluded with a tour of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Augusta County Circuit Court

Clerk's Office Adds Staff

New Staff Members (From Left to Right):

Nancy Hevener, Administrative Assistant; Lisa Eye, Deputy Clerk - Land Recorder, and Christy Wiskeman, Deputy Clerk - Criminal Division.

    I'm please to announce that three new staff members joined the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in February. The positions of Deputy Clerk – Criminal Division, Deputy Clerk – Land Recorder, and Administrative Assistant were recently filled.

    Christina J. Wiskeman of Head Waters will serve as Deputy Clerk – Criminal Division. Mrs. Wiskeman is a former small business owner and educator in Alaska, and most recently worked locally as a Customer Service Representative with Summit Community Bank. Lisa A. Eye of Staunton will serve as Deputy Clerk – Land Recorder. Mrs. Eye is a former Instructional Aide with the Augusta County Public Schools, Reader Advisor with the Staunton Public Library, and most recently served as the Talking Book Center Supervisor for the Library. Nancy B. Hevener of Churchville will serve as Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Hevener has worked as a bookkeeper and office assistant for a construction company, and most recently served as a Teller and Customer Service Representative for First Bank & Trust. 

Read the Full Press Release Here

Change to Business Trade Name Process Began January 1

    As of January 1, 2020, new business based in Augusta County must register their fictitious business or trade name with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The Augusta County Clerk of the Circuit Court will no longer accept new certificates of assumed or fictitious names. 

Read the Full Press Release Here

I visited the Supreme Court of Virginia for New Clerk Orientation in Richmond. Training concluded with a private tour of the Virginia Supreme Courtroom.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Augusta County Website

Sincerely,

STEVE LANDES, CLERK

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


Landes Letter: January 2020 Edition

The Landes Letter - January 2020 Edition

Friends,

    Since being sworn in as Augusta County's 17th Clerk of Circuit Court, I have been busy getting to know the staff and inner workings of the Clerk's Office.

    My journey began by being sworn into office by 25th Circuit Chief Judge Chapman Goodwin. Other key highlights include being selected to serve on the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association Legislative Committee and attending the ceremonial swearing in for Delegate Chris Runion.

Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office

Christmas 2019

Please see below for the contact information and an overview of the services offered by the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court's Office.

Augusta County Courthouse:

1 East Johnson Street

Staunton, VA 24401

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 689

Staunton, VA 24402

Clerk of Court:

540-245-5320

Hours:

Mon–Fri 8:30 am–5:00 pm

Augusta County Website

Augusta County Circuit Court Webpage

    The Code of Virginia lists over 800 separate responsibilities for the Clerk, many of which are highly complex and challenging.

    The Clerk serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases. In this latter capacity, the Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes.

    It was an honor to be sworn in by 25th Circuit Chief Judge Chapman Goodwinas the 17th Clerk of Circuit Court for the County of Augusta on November 19th.

    I was proud to attend the ceremonial swearing in for Delegate Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) my representative in the House of Delegates on Sunday, January 12th with many of his constituents including Angie, my wife, and me.

Virginia Court Clerk's

Association Legislative Committee

    I was recently appointed as one of the 18 members to the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association Legislative Committee. In addition, I was appointed to the Budget and Fiscal Subcommittee of the Committee by the three Legislative Committee Co-Chairs.

    It is an honor to serve as a Member of the Legislative Committee for the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association.

    I look forwarding to utilizing my over 20 years of service in the House of Delegates to assist the Offices of the Clerk of Circuit Court concerning both budgetary and legislative issues during the upcoming 2020 Session of the General Assembly.

Virginia Court Clerks’ Association (VCCA) Website

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

540-245-5320

Sincerely,

STEVE LANDES, CLERK

Augusta County Circuit Court

steve@stevelandes.com

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County

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Thank You!

Friends,

            The election is over, and the people have spoken and selected who will serve them in the various offices representing and working for the people of Augusta County. I was honored to receive the support of so many across Augusta County to be elected to serve as the 17th Clerk of Circuit Court. Let me say a sincere thank you each one who supported my candidacy and let me also say to those who supported one of the other candidates it is my hope I can earn your trust and support as I undertake this important Constitutional Office.

            When announcing I was going to run for Clerk of Circuit Court, and not seek re-election to the House of Delegates, I stressed the desire to serve as Clerk for all the citizens of Augusta County. It is my intention and promise to the citizens of Augusta County to serve everyone no matter what political party they may support or circumstance and background they may have. The Clerk’s Office is not a partisan office and should not be partisan in fulfilling the over 800 responsibilities spelled out in the Code of Virginia.

            During the campaign we issued detailed goals and objectives that I hoped to accomplish during the approximately four years remaining in the unexpired eight-year term of the Clerk of Circuit Court. It will be my commitment to work with the staff of the Clerk’s Office to investigate, and then implement those goals and objectives with the understanding the work can be accomplished with the resources available, and by the staff within their available workload. It is my intention to begin immediately once sworn into office to work directly with the Clerk’s staff and learn each job within the office. It is also my intention to work to create the Clerk of Circuit Court’s Advisory Committee as soon as possible.

            These are the things I promised to accomplish if elected, and these are the things I intend to work to accomplish within the next four years. Again, I sincerely thank the voters of Augusta County for entrusting me with this important job, and I want to thank my family, friends, and campaign supporters for their hard work in this past election to give me the opportunity to serve as Augusta County’s 17th Clerk of Circuit Court.                                                                 

Sincerely,

Steve Landes

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


A Personal Message from Delegate Steve Landes

Message from Delegate Steve Landes

            For over 20 years it has been my honor to serve a great number of the citizens of Augusta County in the Virginia House of Delegates. This support and public service has allowed me to become the Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, including serving as a House Budget Conferee. In addition, it has been rewarding to have had a career in business for over 20 years as well, including banking and financial services. I am the only candidate who has managed people in both the public and private sectors. At the same time, it has been a privilege to serve the community in which my family has lived during that same time period as a two-time Past President and a Member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club, and as an Elder and Member of Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church. 

            Earlier this year when the incumbent Clerk of Circuit Court decided to step down and retire early, having served only three of eight years in the term, the opportunity to run and serve as Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County became a possibility. The Clerk of Circuit Court position is an elected office I have had a sincere desire and interest to serve in the past, but neither the opportunity nor the timing was right in previous elections. This year both the opportunity and the timing were right because of my desire to continue to serve the people of Augusta County based on my past public and private sector experience. 

            In addition to my sincere desire to serve as Clerk of Circuit Court I am the only candidate with a detailed and original plan on goals we hope to accomplish, with the help of the tremendous staff who work so hard for the citizens of Augusta County in the Clerk’s Office. My work with the State Budget and Budget process makes me uniquely qualified as the fiscal steward of the Clerk’s Budget, and funds collected by the office. In addition, I am the only candidate with both business and government supervisory management experience of staff. This public and private sector experience makes better qualified to bring efficiencies and cost-effective solutions to the Clerk’s Office so Augusta County’s citizens can be served well. 

            Our goals include a plan to use technology to provide more efficient and cost-effective service to the public, which will save staff time, and potentially save the taxpayer money. We would like to offer, if possible, plastic card versions of the Concealed Weapons Permit issued and processed by the Clerk’s Office. As a long-time member of the House Education Committee, we would also like to work with local schools to provide educational opportunities to Augusta County students and teachers regarding the Clerk’s Office responsibilities, and Augusta County history. To provide better communication with the Clerk’s Office we also want to create a Clerk of Circuit Court Advisory Committee with Augusta County citizens providing input and advice.  

            We have worked hard to reach out to voters across Augusta County since April when I officially received the Republican nomination as Clerk of Circuit Court. We have knocked on over 6,500 doors in every part of the county. I have attended numerous Ruritan Club and civic club meetings, and I have attended over a hundred church, community, and business events across Augusta County. We have worked hard to meet with and speak with voters to earn their support. It has always been my belief you cannot represent and serve citizen unless you listen to them and reach out to them. To work for the people, you must go to their homes and their communities, and that is what I have done in every election for which I have been a candidate, including this one. 

            During this campaign we have stressed my experience and service, and what plans and goals I would propose if elected by the citizens of Augusta County to be their Clerk of Circuit Court. I am fortunate to also have the backing, support and endorsement of over 29 current and former Augusta County elected officials and candidates. I am grateful to have the endorsement and support of Former Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court John Davis, who has agreed to serve as Chairman of my proposed Clerk of Circuit Court Advisory Committee. 

            I am also very proud to have the support of 10 current and past Clerks of Circuit Court from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, many of whom have served as President of the Clerk of Court Association of Virginia. These Clerks of Circuit Court with over 200 years of service include:

  1. The Honorable John B. Davis, Former Clerk of Circuit Court of Augusta County
  2. The Honorable Chaz W. Haywood, Clerk of Circuit Court of Rockingham County
  3. The Honorable L. Wayne Harper, Former Clerk of Circuit Court of Rockingham County
  4. The Honorable Thomas M. Moncure, Jr., Former Clerk of Circuit Court for Stafford County
  5. The Honorable W. Randolph Carter, Jr., Clerk of Circuit Court of the City of Suffolk
  6. The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, Clerk of Circuit Court of Loudoun County
  7. The Honorable John T. Frey, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fairfax County
  8. The Honorable Cathy C. Hogan, Clerk of Circuit Court of Bedford County
  9. The Honorable Tina E. Sinnen, Clerk of Circuit Court of the City of Virginia Beach
  10. The Honorable C. Grayson Markowitz, Clerk of Circuit Court of Page County

            I was honored to be recognized by the Clerk’s and was named the Legislator of the Year by the Clerk of Court Association of Virginia in 2014. 

            We have run a positive and issue-oriented campaign. Unfortunately, some of my opponents and their supporters have found it necessary to question my character, and motivations for seeking to become Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County. My parents instilled in my brother and sisters at an early age that everyone needs to give back and serve their community in some form or fashion. Some volunteer, others coach youth teams, and some are called to public service. It has been my honor to serve in elected office and serving elected office has been my way to give back to the community I have called home for almost my entire life. As I noted earlier, I sincerely and honestly want to serve the people of Augusta County as their Clerk of Circuit Court. 

            It has been an honor and privilege to serve a great number of the citizens of Augusta County in the Virginia House of Delegates. The people of Augusta County have supported my election to that office twelve times, for which I am so grateful. Now I ask for your vote to become the 17th Clerk of Circuit Court in the history of Augusta County since 1745 on Tuesday, November 5th. I promise to work hard, listen to your concerns, and provide honest and dedicated service to the citizens of Augusta County, and to support the hard-working staff in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. 

            Thank you for your consideration, and I hope I can count on your support, and vote for Steve Landes for Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County. 

               

Sincerely,

Steve Landes

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


The Landes Letter: October 31, 2019

Friends,

Since my last email, my campaign team & I have attended numerous events across the county and participated in a Super Saturday with Ben Cline. 

I have also announced key endorsements from current & former Augusta County officials.  

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Augusta County Endorsements

Read the full list of my endorsements by current and former Augusta County officials. I am so grateful for these leaders' support.

Major Endorsement Press Conference

Please join me  tomorrow, November 1st at my press conference where I will announce a major campaign endorsement on the front steps of the Augusta County Courthouse!

Virginia Citizens Defense League Endorsement

I was honored to receive the endorsement of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. This endorsement was awarded based off my ideas on Concealed Weapons Permits, including my plans to issue plastic Concealed Weapons Permit cards rather than paper permits. In addition, I have agreed to work with the VCDL on reducing the costs of Concealed Weapons Permit fees as well. 

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The Landes Campaign in Action

It was good to see former Augusta County Schools Superintendent Ed Clymore at the Riverheads vs. Fort Defiance Football game. 

Successful Super Saturday on the campaign trail with Congressman Ben Cline in the Spring Lakes subdivision. I had some great conversations with potential supporters and got more yard signs up!

Contact the Campaign

Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest on my campaign for Clerk of Circuit Court.

Need a yard sign, interested in volunteering, or have an event I should attend? Call or email my campaign team and let them know.

Josh Law - Campaign Manger

josh@stevelandes.com

540.457.0991

 

Jimmy Ellis - Deputy Campaign Manager

jimmy@stevelandes.com

804.698.9260

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Sincerely,

Steve Landes

Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County


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