|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
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.