Brothers is the wife of the late Roger Brothers, who served as a commissioner for 30 years until his death in July. She was appointed by Bedford County Board of Commissioners to serve until the next general election and is now seeking election to the post.
Brothers worked for the U.S. Post Office for 20 years and operates Janice's Hair Care in Unionville.
She was an inaugural member of the Junior Pro Board and is a past member of Community School Booster Club, PTO, and the Community School Alumni Association. She has two children and five grandchildren.
"I know how important families are," she said, "and I will work to make this community the best place to live for your family and mine.
"One of my husband's final requests before his passing was for his family to finish serving his commission term," she said. "There are two years of his term left, and therefore, I am running to continue to be my husband's voice for all the many things that he fought so hard for the citizens of the Unionville area and Bedford County.
"During the last four years of his life, I attended almost every County Commission meeting, and I have become very familiar with the current issues that face Bedford County.
"We have always welcomed your phone calls in our home because we believe that government is for the people by the people. Thanks to my husband, your children and grandchildren will be attending a new Community High School. I will continue to build on my husband's long history of fighting for this community to have the best schools, roads, and fire and ambulance services. I was very proud that my husband always worked for our community while fighting to keep our taxes as low as possible. As your commissioner, I will strive to do my best to continue to provide you with good governmental services while keeping taxes as low as possible."