Letter to the Editor: Candidate is a problem solver

Editor:

I have been a lawyer in the valley for well over 20 years, practicing on both sides of the criminal bar and as a civil attorney.  I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa Long when she was a deputy clerk, and later as a colleague and co-worker.  Lisa has the skills and dedication to do an excellent job as Shenandoah County’s next clerk of court.

Lisa is the kind of person who keeps an office running smoothly and efficiently all the time.  She identifies problems, and she solves them.  This skill comes from her 14 years of experience in the court system; first as a deputy clerk, then as office manager.

But her experience is not her only asset.  She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice.  Having worked both as a court clerk and a daily customer, she will be able to hit the ground running on day one.  She is personable, yet hard as nails.  But her passion for hard work has always been her best attribute.

When I was a prosecutor, we discussed her feelings that victims must be made whole, and I know it will be her first priority to fix what is broken in restitution reimbursement.  Because Lisa Long is a problem solver, I believe she will be successful.

Ilona L. White, Stephens City

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