Following years of discussion, the General Assembly finally got something done about I-81. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, I can tell you this was becoming an urgent concern for Rockingham County from a public safety and economic development perspective. Job creators aren’t going to expand somewhere that was quickly building a reputation for having inadequate infrastructure to efficiently transport goods.

Most citizens recognized that the problems needed to be addressed. What the Legislature passed may not be the perfect plan, but if we had waited on the perfect plan nothing would have ever gotten done. The accidents, delays and hardships caused by the inadequacies of I-81 would have worsened.

I appreciate Wilt’s leadership on this issue, especially at a critical point when it looked like we may end up with nothing. He looked out for his constituents’ interests and they would be wise to re-elect him.

William Kyger


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Great letter Bill. I agree with you. Tony has done an excellent job as our delegate. We need to re-elect him.


prod: I wouldn't worry too much about that.


Well, the entire city of Harrisonburg is in Tony’s district, which means that the free handout crowd will be out in full force on Election Day. Finnigan appeals to people who want free stuff. My hope is that there enough county voters to offset them. We shall see.

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