Garland H. ‘Butch’ Hamlett Jr. seeks re-election

Published 2:24 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

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Garland H. “Butch”
Hamlett Jr.

Garland H. “Butch” Hamlett Jr., representing the Drakes Branch Precinct (Central District) seeks re-election for the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors in the November general election.

He is married to the former Julia Anne Golubic of Crewe, and they reside in Drakes Branch. They have two grown children, Tiffany Hamlett Russell and Garland “Gary” Hyde Hamlett, III and five grandchildren — Cassidy Brooke Russell, Raegan Courtney Russell, Sidney Clifton Hamlett, Garland Hyde Hamlett, IV and Rutherford Golubic Hamlett.

He attended Charlotte County Public Schools and graduated from Randolph Henry High School. He is a graduated of Bluefield College and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. He entered the United States Army on active duty upon graduation from high school and between the Active Army and Reserve, he retired as a First Sergeant. He was recalled to active duty in April 2003 for “Operation Enduring Freedom” and served with the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida and in Southwest Asia. In Southwest Asia he was assigned to the Joint Security Directorate performing anti-terrorism vulnerability assessments for Department of Defense, Department of State and other structures and facilities in Southwest Asia.

Just recently, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) did a strategic planning session and this was long overdue. The BOS was able to identify numerous items to make Charlotte County a better place to live and work.

Hamlett is a member of Drakes Branch Baptist Church. He is currently serving as the chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He also is a voting member of the Virginia Growth Alliance. Among other civic organizations, he’s a past chief of the Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department and is currently a life member. He has coached Dixie Youth Baseball and served as the district director for Dixie Baseball, Inc. (ages 13-18). Garland served on the town council of Drakes Branch prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors. He has served on the statewide interoperability communications committee for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Garland is currently completing the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) certified supervisor’s program. This endeavor takes almost 24 months to complete a series of five courses on leadership, budgeting, planning and zoning.

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