Mike Hymes for Tazewell County Supervisor

I have worked in the mines and the coal industry my whole adult life and no one knows better than I how regulations are devastating our coal industry and our way of life.  No one will fight harder against these regulations than I will.

Mike Hymes

Southern District Supervisor

“Mike is a lifelong resident of Tazewell County and has served as a Tazewell County Supervisor since 2006.  A third generation coal miner, former Director of Human Resources at James River Coal Company, and owner of HYPerformance Management Consultants – Mike and his wife, Cecelia, raised their two sons here and know the issues we face in Southwest Virginia.

Working to Bring New Jobs to Tazewell County

Join Pure Salmon – Virginia for a community event on October 5th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at SWCC to learn about local vendor opportunities and potential employment.

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Mike Supports Our Second Amendment Rights

Pocahontas ATV Trails

During my time on the Board of Supervisors the county created the Pocahontas ATV trail, and we recently added additional property which will expand the trails.  When re-elected I will continue to work on these types of projects and others to help our county.

4-H Program

The 4-H program prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. Mike supports the program to help the children of Southwest Virginia reach their full potential.

Fire and Rescue

Public safety fire and rescue programs are another focus of Mike’s efforts. In his recent Tazewell County supervisor term he helped acquire a new tanker truck for the Clear Fork Volunteer Fire Department using county funds.

Hazard pay bonus for deputies lowered in final Va. budget bill

RICHMOND, Va. — An amendment to Virginia’s biennial budget bill that would have given sheriff’s deputies and correctional officers a $5,000 hazard pay bonus was reduced to $3,000 in the final version.

State Sen. Travis Hackworth, R-Tazewell County, submitted the amendment for the $5,000 last week and it was passed by a voice vote in the Senate. Gov. Ralph Northam had proposed a $1,000 bonus.

But a conference committee later reduced the $5,000 to $3,000, funding that will come from Virginia’s share of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP).

Hackworth said he was disappointed in the change and joined other Republicans in opposing the state budget in the 2021 special session.

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Pocahontas ATV Trail

During my time on the Board of Supervisors the county created the Pocahontas ATV trail and we recently added additional property which will expand the trail. Today we re-opened the jawbone trail, which will bring more business to our county. When re-elected I will...

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Hospital Staff Honored

Last night I was excited to honor the staff of our hospital for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are so fortunate to have this facility in our community.

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