Signal Mountain Town Council Recommendations

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I am writing to encourage Signal Mountain residents to re-elect Annette Allen and Bill Lusk to the Town Council. They have served our town admirably and have earned our appreciation and our support for another term.  

I also encourage residents to elect Frank Preston to the Town Council. He is a competent administrator who for six years has served the town as a member and chairman of the Personnel Committee and, more recently, as a member on the committee that will oversee the building of the town's new public works facility.

Over the past several years, I have followed the actions of Annette Allen, Bill Lusk, and Frank Preston as they have served the town. Significantly, I've found each of them has consistently acted in the best interests of the community as a whole, without catering to special interests. This is an unusual trait in today's political world, and one for which we should all be grateful.  

Please join me in electing these very deserving individuals to the Signal Mountain Town Council.

J. D. Robertson
Signal Mountain

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