Miller's Out

Twelve year, 7th District county commissioner, Don Miller, has announced that he does not intent to seek re-election. Miller notified the county mayor, commissioners and others in an email yesterday. See Letter Below.

I wanted to let you all know that after a lot of thought, prayer and deliberation over the past several months, Iíve decided not to run for re election. 12 years in office is a long time and I think itís time for a change and a fresh look at the issues and opportunities facing the County. I also believe a certain amount of turnover is healthy and useful to bring new ideas and new viewpoints to the Commission.

I believe the Commission has accomplished a lot in the past 12 years and the County is a better place for it. Weíve accomplished all of this this in a fiscally conservative fashion with one of the lowest property tax rates in the State and a strong AA bond rating.

I enjoyed working with the Commission, Mayor, other government officials, and employees and very much appreciate your support and friendship over the past 12 years.

I would still like to stay active and contribute to County activities and projects. I would be willing to work on special projects for the County where you all feel I could be of assistance. If I can help in any way to assist the county government in their efforts, please let me know. I wish you and the County continued success over the coming years.

Don

Miller's announcement marks the third incumbent commissioner who has decided not to run. Both 1st District commissioner, Brian Jenkins and 4th District commissioner Roy Bledsoe hade already announced their decisions not to run.

Two candidates had already picked petitions to run for the 7th district seat. Richard Anklin and Henry Cullen have both picked up petitions. Only Anklin has filed his petition and qualified to run.

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1/21/14