Fred Skillern's Sound Defeat

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

As a long time employee of Erlanger and resident of Soddy Daisy, I could not have been more pleased to see that Randy Fairbanks will be representing District 1 on the County Commission.  Mr. Fairbanks victory is applauded by many of us who work at Erlanger and who, unlike Fred Skillern, recognize and value the countless contributions Erlanger makes to the community every single day.

It was even more gratifying to see Mr. Skillern defeated after reading his response to the loss, which was, “I guess my kind of politics is over.

Congratulations to Mr. Fairbanks, on behalf of many proud Erlanger voters, employees, families, and friends.

Maryann Davidson


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