Greetings Patriots and voters of the 4th District. Welcome to Campaign Corner! With the October 4th Mass Meeting quickly approaching we want to give you the full scoop on the candidates running for the Republican nomination for the December 9th SPECIAL ELECTION! We strive in Russell County to give you the tools to make the most informed decision possible when electing Republican candidates to office.
We have two great candidates vying for the Republican Party nomination in this special election to fill the vacant seat of the 4th District and we hope you join us October 4th to select the next House Delegate to best represent us in Richmond.
Both candidates were gracious to sit down with our Unit Chairman and help launch the social media element of our Campaign Corner. We thank them for their time and commitment to Southwest Virginia and wish them both the best at the October 4th Mass Meeting. We hope you enjoy the interviews!
Meet Clifton Cauthorne
Clifton grew up in Hanover County, Virginia. He attended college and seminary at Bob Jones University. Following his graduation, he did ministry work in Tennessee and Kentucky.
During his time in Kentucky, Clifton married Heather Lee. They now have six children.
In 2007, Clifton moved to Dickenson County to pastor Calvary Baptist Church of Clintwood. Today, he still ministers at Calvary, but he lives in Pound. He currently serves on the Pound Town Council where his voting record shows that he has NEVER voted for a tax rate increase.
Clifton sat down and joined us on Campaign Corner.
We also followed the candidates around and acquired a video of their visit to our neighboring unit in Washington County. Listen as Clifton addresses the crowd and explains to everyone his stance on the issues through his understanding and adherence to the Republican Creed.
Clifton asks for your support for his bid to the 4th District nomination Saturday October 4th, 5pm at the Castlewood High School. In the meantime you can learn more about where Clifton stands on the issues important to Southwest Virginia like Jobs, Helping People and our shared moral values.
Meet Todd Pillion
Todd Pillion was raised in Ewing, Virginia and is a proud alumnus of Thomas Walker High School. Todd worked on his family’s farm as well as a medical manufacturing factory in Lee County to put himself through Lincoln Memorial University. Todd attended the VCU School of Dentistry as one of the few students south of Roanoke in the student body. While there, he vowed everyone at the school would know where Southwest Virginia was by the time he graduated. During his last year in dental school, he served as the President of the student body and helped with the inception of the Wise RAM, Mission of Mercy, project. Due to mounting student debt and his family’s history of military service, Dr. Pillion joined the Virginia Army National Guard during his senior year and was commissioned as a Captain in its Medical Detachment.
Dr. Pillion returned to practice general dentistry in Abingdon in July of 2001. Realizing his true calling was treating children, three years later he returned to a post graduation program in Buffalo, NY to obtain a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. During his 2 year residency, Dr. Pillion was called to active duty to support the 42nd Infantry Division in Tikrit, Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Pillion returned to complete his certificate program and serve out his 8 year commitment with the Virginia Army National Guard. In 2009, he completed his tenure with the rank of Major and the honor of being the state dental officer for Virginia’s finest. Dr. Pillion currently practices pediatric dentistry with offices located in Bristol, Johnson City, and Knoxville.
He co-owns two local restaurants, a catering company, and Blue Ridge Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Lebanon, Virginia. Dr. Pillion is an active Barter Theatre board member and is a founding member of the Green Room Society which encourages young families to support local theatre. He focused on fundraising and art education outreach programs for children in Southwest Virginia during his tenure on the board of directors of the William King Museum of Art. Dr. Pillion is currently in his first year as a member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification Commission. He serves on the Education, Research and Development, and Southwest Virginia Economic Development committees. He and his family are members of Abingdon United Methodist Church where Dr. Pillion serves on the governing committees of the church.
Todd sat down and joined us on Campaign Corner
We also followed the candidates around and acquired a video of their visit to our neighboring unit in Washington County. Listen as Todd tells his life story and how it best equips him to be our next 4th District Delegate.
Todd asks for your support for his bid to the 4th District nomination Saturday October 4th, 5pm at the Castlewood High School. In the meantime you can learn more about where Todd stands on the issues important to Southwest Virginia Here!
Join us Oct. 4th, 5pm at the Castlewood High School for this important event!
Thanks for stopping by!