Drakes Branch (C)

Garland H. Hamlett, Jr.

Garland H. "Butch" Hamlett, Jr.
Term expires 12/31/15


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Mailing Address: PO Box 363, Drakes Branch, VA 23937
Phone: (434) 568-6451  E-Mail Address: hamlettgh@gmail.com

 

DISTRICT DESCRIPTION:
The Town of Drakes Branch recently celebrated its 100th year of incorporation, although the town is actually older. At one time Drakes Branch had some of the largest dark tobacco markets in Southside Virginia. The Wilson-Kautz Civil War Trail goes through Drakes Branch (Drakes to Randolph) along the former Southern Railroad track. Eureka Elementary School, the county's largest elementary school, is also located in this district. 

 

PERSONAL:
Mr. Hamlett is married to the former Julia Ann Golubic of Crewe, Virginia. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.

 

EDUCATION:
Bluefield College - BS Degree in Business, Organizational Management and Development

 


EMPLOYMENT:
  • Retired from Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Licensed Insurance Agent, Commonwealth of Virginia

 


MILITARY SERVICE:
  • Recalled to active duty as a Retired Reservist for Operation Enduring Freedom with service in Southwest Asia
  • 26 years with the Virginia Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve
  • 4 years active duty U.S. Army

 


ELECTED/APPOINTED OFFICES:
  • Charlotte County Board of Supervisors, 2003 - present (Served as Chairman for two years and Vice-Chairman for three years)
  • Lynchburg Detention Facility Advisory Board
  • Commonwealth Regional Transportation Committee
  • Former member of the Drakes Branch Town Council (served for over 10 years)
  • Previously served on a Senate Subcommittee in Richmond for recruitment and retention of fire service and rescue squad members

 


CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:
  • Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department, Past Fire Chief, now Life Member
  • Charlotte County Fire & Rescue Association, Past President
  • Southside Virginia Volunteer Firefighters Association, Past President
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Fire Instructor
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Virginia Baseball, Inc., Charter Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Charlotte County Post 8902, Life Member
  • Disabled American Veterans, Life Member
  • American Legion, member at large
  • Member, Drakes Branch Baptist Church