Letter: The Paul Hagstrom I know

Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of meeting Peggy Ralph at the RappCats benefit event. Paul Hagstrom was also at the event so it is reassuring to know Peggy and Paul are both cat lovers and support this wonderful program here in Rappahannock County.

However I would like the citizens of Rappahannock County to know the Paul Hagstrom I have known for 30 years. He is a man of impeccable integrity, multiple talents, a keen sense of humor, and extensive business experience.

Paul has worked in the private sector for 3M Corporation as well as the American Medical Association. He founded and operated a business that served as a major vendor for PAN AM World Airways for eight years.

As Clerk of Circuit Court, Paul would bring a fresh new perspective to the office. He also has the ability to manage the budget, cut costs where necessary, and reevaluate the salary of the Clerk and absorb a reduction in what is one of the highest paid positions in Rappahannock County.

Hagstrom earned a master of business administration and master of religion/leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg. His leadership experience and information technology skills would enable Rappahannock County to move forward to increase efficiency and effectiveness as we move into the 21st century.

Please join me in support and voting for Paul Hagstrom for Clerk of Circuit Court on Nov. 2.

Edward C. Olmstead

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