Tim Boyd Is Still The Right Choice For District 8

Friday, May 2, 2014

I am writing today to express my support for Tim Boyd, District 8 County Commissioner.  It is not uncommon to hear voters during every election proclaim the need for someone who truly has the community’s best interest at heart.  In District 8 – that person Tim Boyd.

During these recent years as Commissioner, Mr. Boyd has fought for what is needed and what the people of District 8, and all of Hamilton County deserve, regardless of the opinions of the other Commissioners. Mr. Boyd will not vote in favor of something without having all of the details needed to make an informed, educated decision.  He asks the tough questions.  Questions that I, as a constituent, would want to ask.  He is concerned about the future of Hamilton County and will fight for both business and education – two very valuable aspects of our community.

One very important fact that Mr. Boyd understands is that education is one of the main keys to economic growth and development.  We all want to see new businesses continue to move into the area and for established businesses to stay and expand.  In order for this to happen, our community needs a strong education system to tout to these companies and they, in turn, want to know that our community values education.  A strong and community supported education system tells businesses that there is a valuable source of employees having the skills needed now and into the future.  This also tells them that there are top notch, quality schools, at all levels, for the children of their employees’ to excel in. 

Mr. Boyd gets all of this. He knows that the futures of our children and our community depend on it.  If re-elected, I know that he will continue to support and seek out additional support for our education system.

I trust Mr. Boyd to do what is right for all of us and I implore all District 8 voters to do the same.  Vote to re-elect Tim Boyd as District 8 County Commissioner.

Jes Oplinger - Thomas

 


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