Why Me?

In the upcoming County Mayor election, you will have several candidates to chose from. What makes me the better choice, that you the voters should vote for me?

All things considered, no other candidate has the relevant background and experience I have to offer.

I have been a self-employed businessman for almost my entire adult life. I served as a Loudon County Commissioner for four years from 2002 to 2006, and I am currently a member of the Loudon County Board of Education. For the past 20 years, I have managed the county’s largest youth sports program on behalf of the Eaton Ruritan Club. I already have a full understanding of nearly every aspect of county government. No on the job training will be necessary. This combination of business, public and governmental service has given me a depth and breadth of experience no other candidate can match.

Another thing that sets me apart from the other candidates is the fact that I have a long voting record on issues. Others can say how they feel about an issue or what they may or may not do, but I've been behind the table, first on County Commission and now on the School Board. It's easy to to make campaign promises and talk the talk. It's an entirely different matter when you hold those seats of responsibility and have to make the hard decisions.  As just one of ten Commissioners and, now, one of ten School Board members, I know the importance of give-and-take and building consensus to get things done.

I cannot be bullied, intimidated or bought off. I owe no one and no special interest group any favors or paybacks. I answer only to the citizens of Loudon County. If the voters see fit to elect me as their County Mayor, I promise you that the day-to-day management of Loudon County and the oversight of the taxpayers' interests will be job one. It will be done in a fiscally responsible, conservative manner like never before. I am a public servant, not a professional politician. Never have been, never will be.

I've been in public service of one kind or another for a long time now, and if the voters of Loudon County give me the honor and responsibility of being their County Mayor, I will do the best job I possibly can on their behalf. Whether I become the County Mayor or remain on the school board, I will always do my best to represent the citizens of Loudon County.

Thank you for your time, and I continue to respectfully and humbly request your vote and support.

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