“As a resident of Essex County and the Greater Tappahannock District since 1988, I have worked and volunteered to make Essex County one of the best places to live and raise a family. As President of J.L. Howeth, P.C. Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying located in Tappahannock, I have strived to bring jobs and economic prosperity to the county through responsible land development. I feel confident that my 30 years of experience working with local, state and federal regulations and programs will benefit the citizens of Essex County.”


Professional Qualifications 

  • Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Virginia Licensed Land Surveyor
  • Certified Flood Plain Manager

Community Activities 

  • 1988-1994: Member Tappahannock Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • 1993-1994; Essex Jaycee of the Year
  • 1993-Present: Member, Essex County Wetlands Board
  • 2001-2011: Little League Coach, Essex County Little League


  • Lower Taxes
  • Promote business development and growth
  • Insist on responsible spending of County funds
  • Protect county citizens, including county services required to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
  • Improve customer service in all county departments