Jim Bethune Is The Best Choice For East Ridge Mayor

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I wanted to offer my support for Jim Bethune for mayor of East Ridge.  Jim has been an East Ridge boy for a long time, served his country in the military and came back home after his service. 

He has been here through thick and thin and even when (just being honest) we have not agreed on everything we respected each other’s opinions without harming our friendship.  I believe that is one of his strongest attributes and character traits an East Ridge mayor needs. 

He is willing to listen, argue his points versus yours and acknowledge (if he has to) you may have a point. 

I would like to ask that you strongly consider Jim Bethune for the opportunity to be mayor. 

Richard L. Elrod


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