My opponent, Tim McPeters, purchased a full-page ad in last week’s Village News in which he criticized me personally and professionally in an attempt...

My opponent, Tim McPeters, purchased a full-page ad in last week’s Village News in which he criticized me personally and professionally in an attempt to convince citizens to vote for him.

In the ad, he also disclosed my home address, which I consider completely unethical and, frankly, shameful.

I am a single mother with a teenage son, and I live in a quiet neighborhood in North Chesterfield. This has compromised my family’s and my neighbors’ safety. I have contacted law enforcement, and they consider this a sufficient threat that they are planning to patrol my street until the election on Nov. 5.

I have chosen to conduct a positive, fact-based campaign to highlight my accomplishments and present future plans that benefit the Chesterfield County community.

I don’t understand how anyone, let alone a long-time public servant like McPeters, could think that compromising my family’s safety is acceptable behavior. I would never disclose McPeters’ address. His family’s safety is more important to me than any political gain.

Jenefer Hughes
Commissioner of the Revenue