Friday, October 07, 2005

Whitt Clement to Lobby for U.S. 58 Improvements

The Patrick County Economic Development Authority has voted unanimously to support a proposal to hire Whitt Clement to lobby for completion of U.S. 58 from Stuart to Hillsville, according to the Stuart Enterprise. Clement, Gov. Mark R. Warner's former Secretary of Transportation, now works for the Hunton & Williams. Before joining the Warner administration, he served as a delegate from Danville.

Glenn Roycroft, EDA chairman, said Clement has offered to serve as a lobbyist during the 2006 session of the General Assembly, working to complete the four-laning of U.S. on behalf of Southside and Southwest Virginia localities from Halifax to Wythe County. The EDA can hire Clement for $30,000, Roycroft said, and should add a $5,000 contingency fund.


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