Brent Lambert Is The Right Choice For District 8

Monday, May 5, 2014

I am proud to support Brent Lambert for District 8 County Commissioner, and I encourage others to do the same.   

I have attended many City Council meetings in East Ridge through the years, so I’ve seen Brent’s leadership ability firsthand.  He has a professional approach to his job as mayor and treats everyone fairly, whether he agrees with them or not.  Brent is a stickler for doing things the right way; he is quick to admit a mistake and even quicker to find a way of fixing the problem.  He also has the ability to compromise without compromising what he believes in.   

Brent is simply a good man who we can count on to do the right thing, and we sure could use more people like that in public office.  And I sure hope we elect that kind of individual as county commissioner to represent District 8.

Bonnie Fugatt
East Ridge

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