Randy Fairbanks Will Be An Advocate For Our Schools

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

As a parent with school-age children, I want to elect a County Commissioner that will be a strong advocate for our public schools and their future.  Who we elect to the County Commission does matter, and this is why I’m encouraging everyone to get out on Thursday and vote for Randy Fairbanks as the next District 1 county commissioner.   

Our community needs a conservative leader that will protect our interests as taxpayers, but we also need an advocate that will work with the School Board to improve the quality of education, while holding them accountable for their decisions.  We need someone that will actively work to expand vocational programs to prepare children who desire to pursue a  trade career after graduation as well as grow the STEM curriculum for children who want to attend college upon graduation.  Every child is different, and the next commissioner needs to understand that both career paths are important and should be supported in our public schools.   

This is why Randy Fairbanks is the right person to lead District 1 and will be the best advocate for our children.  On Thursday, please join me in voting for Randy Fairbanks as the next District 1 county commissioner.

Stephanie Hopper
Soddy Daisy

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