I would like to thank my many supporters in District 9 who sent emails, made calls to commissioners on my behalf, and encouraged others to do likewise. Unfortunately I fell short of the necessary five votes. Your continued support, your encouragement, and especially your love of our community makes District 9, indeed the crown jewel of Hamilton County.
And to Commissioner Bankston who endorsed me, acted as a mentor, friend and confidant thank you.
I learned through this appointment process, those who stand strong on issues that affect our community, will not be a popular candidate for appointment when special interest groups are involved. I have and will always stand and let my voice be heard on critical issues that affect our home values, health, safety and quality of life of District 9 residents. As a protector of small landowners rights, I feel I owe this debt to my community and its citizens.
I congratulate Commissioner Highlander and hope he too, will stand strong on the same issues against special interest groups who promote ideas for profit that contribute to urban sprawl, a less productive society, duplication of services, threaten our green space, and those placing demands on rural roads, schools, fire and police protection, and other infrastructure.
I too wish to thank commissioners Boyd, Fairbanks and Smedley for supporting me and responding to the numerous emails and calls of the citizens in District 9 and ignoring the lobbying efforts of various special interest groups.