Released at: April 07, 2019
Contact: Josh Law

WEYERS CAVE, VA   ̶   Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, made the following statement regarding comments made by Carol Brydge.

“I want to thank Carol Brydge for her many years of service to Augusta County’s citizens concluding with her four years as Clerk of Circuit Court. It was a pleasure to work with her on behalf of our shared constituents in Augusta County.”

“I continue to take great pride in working with all Constitutional Officers, local governments and other public servants to include governing bodies, law enforcement officials and educators in Augusta, Rockingham and Albemarle.  Serving these localities while in the House of Delegates required many partnerships.  Those partnerships, and many new ones, prepares me for the challenges as Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County.”

“I strive to serve in a selfless manner but do appreciate the recognition from many groups which included being chosen Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association in 2014 and before that by the Treasurer’s Association and the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, just to name a few.  I believe the people of Augusta will recognize my demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of all of our citizens.”

“I promise the people of Augusta County that if they trust me to continue to serve them in this new capacity that I will work hard to earn their continued trust and respect.  This is clearly not about retirement but is about a new level of service that the people of Augusta County will receive. Additionally, I will not only seek to fill the unexpired four years of the term of the retiring clerk, but pledge to continue to serve a full eight-year term if Augusta citizens believe I am meeting and exceeding their expectations as their Clerk of Circuit Court.”

“The Virginia Retirement System is provided to any state or local employee who qualifies.  I have worked hard as a Delegate to keep it fair, honest and efficient.  Any person who is fortunate to participate in that system should recognize the investment of all Virginia taxpayers.  I promise that I will do all I can to continue to serve in a way that respects the investments of Virginia in our public servants by seeking efficiencies at every turn.”

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