VERONA, VA – Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, the Republican candidate for Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court, today announced new endorsements of 10 current and former Clerks of Circuit Court from across Virginia, with over 200 years of experience.
“It is an honor to have the endorsement of those who know the work and experience needed to serve effectively as the Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County – these current and former Clerks of Circuit Court from across the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Landes said. “I am so proud to have been selected the Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association of Virginia in 2014, and proud to have the support of these Clerks of Court who serve the citizens of Virginia, and many of whom have served as Past President’s of the Clerks’ Association.”
“The Clerk’s Office deals with hundreds of local, state and federal agencies, many daily. Steve’s vast experience in government and his many contacts on all levels of government will serve him well as Clerk. It is encouraging to see that he has support from many Clerks from across our state. This support will serve as an invaluable resource for Steve and the Clerk’s Office. This support, Steve’s experience, and his goals for the office are why I am supporting Steve to be Augusta County’s next Clerk of Circuit Court,” said John B. Davis, Former Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court.
“Steve Landes has for decades been an advocate for the 120 Clerks of Court across our Commonwealth. I admire the work and time he has spent to truly understand what it takes to be a public servant and specifically to be a Clerk of Court spending time in my office to truly know and understand the administrative duties and responsibilities. As a previous president of the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association, I wholeheartedly believe he is what Augusta County deserves in as a working, active Clerk of court. Steve is ready to lead the Augusta Clerk of Court office with clear plans to improve the efficiency and effective on behalf of the people of Augusta,” said Chaz W. Haywood, Rockingham Clerk of Circuit Court.
“I have served as Clerk of Circuit Court in Loudoun County for 20 years. My experience allows me to recognize individuals who have potential to be good Clerks of Circuit court in Virginia. Steve Landes is one of those individuals. Now why would a clerk from northern Virginia have an interest in someone serving as clerk in the Shenandoah Valley? My wife, oldest son and I are alumni of James Madison University. My youngest son is a student at James Madison University. We spend a lot of time in the Shenandoah Valley and we love the Shenandoah Valley. That is why I want the Shenandoah Valley specifically Augusta County to have an excellent leader serving as Clerk of Circuit Court there. I have worked with Steve on legislative initiatives that help the clerks provide better service in Virginia and I’m proud to endorse Steve Landes as the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Augusta County,” said Gary M. Clemens, Loudoun County Clerk of Circuit Court.
Please see below for the complete list of Landes’ Virginia Clerks of Circuit Court Endorsements. Together, these Clerks have over 200 years of experience serving as Circuit Court Clerks and represent small, medium, and large offices.
- The Honorable John B. Davis, Former Clerk of Circuit Court of Augusta County
- The Honorable Chaz W. Haywood, Clerk of Circuit Court of Rockingham County
- The Honorable L. Wayne Harper, Former Clerk of Circuit Court of Rockingham County
- The Honorable Thomas M. Moncure, Jr., Former Clerk of Circuit Court for Stafford County
- The Honorable W. Randolph Carter, Jr., Clerk of Circuit Court of the City of Suffolk
- The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, Clerk of Circuit Court of Loudoun County
- The Honorable John T. Frey, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fairfax County
- The Honorable Cathy C. Hogan, Clerk of Circuit Court of Bedford County
- The Honorable Tina E. Sinnen, Clerk of Circuit Court of the City of Virginia Beach
- The Honorable C. Grayson Markowitz, Clerk of Circuit Court of Page County
Chaz W. Haywood, Clerk of Circuit Court of Rockingham County, Delegate Steve Landes, John B. Davis, Former Clerk of Circuit Court of Augusta County, C. Grayson Markowitz, Clerk of Circuit Court of Page County