FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Authorized by Friends of Phillip Blevins
Marion, Virginia – Today, Phillip “Bucky” Blevins, Republican nominee for Smyth County Commonwealth’s Attorney, was endorsed by Robert I. Asbury, Danny R. Lowe, and Roy F. Evans Jr.
“I am humbled beyond measure to have the endorsement of Bob, Danny, and Roy. These men are formidable lawyers who spent a significant portion of their law practice protecting Smyth County as the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney. I am grateful for their confidence and will carry on their legacies,” Blevins said.
“Blevins is the only candidate with the experience it takes to be a prosecutor. He has the heart of a public servant, as evinced by his service to our country and our county. I trust his morals, values, and leadership – and that is why I am proud to endorse him to be Smyth County’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney,” said Robert “Bob” I. Asbury. Bob Asbury was elected as a Republican in 1960 and served 20 years as Smyth County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney.
“Over the course of the last several months, I have come to know Phillip “Bucky” Blevins as a man of integrity, direction, and principles. He and I share a common bond as former JAG officers. We have talked through difficult cases and shared experiences. Bucky is the right choice to be Smyth County’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. I wholly endorse him and look forward to Bucky’s success,” said Danny Lowe. Danny Lowe was elected as a Democrat and served as Smyth County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney from 1980 to 1988.
“I have known Bucky his entire adult life. He is compassionate, trustworthy, and a fierce advocate for justice. Bucky leads with humility and works to ensure justice is served in every case. Smyth County will be in safe hands with Bucky as my successor,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Roy F. Evans Jr. Roy Evans was elected as a Democrat in 1988 and is retiring at the expiration of his ninth term in office.
Phillip “Bucky” Blevins is currently a prosecutor in Smyth County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. He is a former Air Force lawyer and Special Assistant United States Attorney. Blevins resides in Chilhowie with his wife, Katie Jo, and their two children.