Title: Member of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors representing the Beaverdam District for the past 34 years (he served as the board’s chairman in 1989, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2016); and chairman of the Capital Region Airport Commission for the 2017-2018 term
Born: June 28, 1944, in Richmond.
Education: Patrick Henry High School,1962; attended North Carolina State University for two years
Career: AM Stanley Lumber, a family business, which was sold in 2000; president of AMS Timber LLC, another lumber business
In which part of the metro area do you live: Beaverdam in western Hanover County
Best business decision: “Continuing in the lumber business after selling Stanley Lumber.”
Mistake you learned the most from: “Trust most, but not all.”
First job after college: Family lumber business
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently: “Nothing.” On his 34 years in local government: “I have enjoyed it. It’s a long 34 years and it’s a lot of people that you try to help and you do your very best. A lot of people don’t like government. I’m sort of like that myself. ... I’m a conservative. I think you should live within your means. I’m just that type of individual. I always did what I said I was going to do. If I tell you something, I usually do it. ... I think that’s why I get elected.”
Book/movie that inspired you the most: “The Bible.”
Favorite/least subject in school: Favorite: history and government; least favorite: foreign language.