Larry Grohn Backs Tim Boyd, Sabrena Turner

Friday, July 18, 2014

It matters who governs.

Early voting started today. The two races which directly affect me both as a citizen and an elected official are the county commissioner races in Districts 7 and 8.

The 8th County Commission district race pits the staunch conservative, Tim Boyd, against the union-backed liberal Kenny Smith. One question should make this an easy choice.  Under the current leadership on the County Commission, how has the area progressed in the past four years? Why would any District 8 voter even consider replacing a wheel on their smooth running vehicle (the commission) with one that is square?

The vast majority of Kenny Smith’s campaign donations come from local, state and national labor unions or companies with heavy labor union representation.

You can bet that if Kenny Smith were elected, his attention would be paid to the whims of the unions, and far less attention paid to the district constituents.

A vote for Smith would be a step backwards for the 8th District and the commission as a whole.

 Regarding the 7th County Commission district, I have from the very beginning completely supported the best candidate for District 7 – Sabrena Turner. Ms. Turner deserves to win in a landslide due to her long commitment and dedication to the East Brainerd/East Hamilton/Apison area. She has already proven to be one of the hardest working candidates on the scene today. Working together, we hope to make comprehensive and collaborative decisions to improve the quality of life in our overlapping city/county districts.

It really does matter who governs.

Larry Grohn

City Councilman


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