Note: This is a copy of a letter sent by Anderson County Commissioner Robert McKamey to other commissioners this summer. The Commission is scheduled to elect a chairman and vice chairman on Monday, Sept. 16.
Dear Fellow Commissioners:
It is with much pride and excitement that I announce my candidacy for County Commission chair. I have not made this decision in haste, and I have consulted at length with many of my friends, family, and constituents before I chose to run for this important position.
I feel my experience, unique qualifications, proven leadership skills, and relentless dedication to the citizens we serve will make me an excellent candidate for the chairmanship.
As such, I will be blessed this upcoming year with my 20th year as a member of the Anderson County Commission. I have served on most all of the established committees, including 15 years as chairman of the Operations Committee.
During my tenure on County Commission, I have constantly strived to provide fair and impartial leadership while addressing our county’s most difficult and complex issues. My ongoing vision is for our commission to learn from our past and look to the future in an efficient and effective manner by producing benchmark goals for industrial development creation and of employment opportunities, achieving safer schools and neighborhoods, providing needed services for our citizens, and establishing sound fiscal management practices all geared toward a collaborative objective of making our county a better place to live.
I certainly applaud the efforts of Chairman Fritts and his steadfast leadership over the past two years, and I look forward to working with each of you in the future to collectively achieve our county’s future goals. I am honored to consider all of you my friends and colleagues.
Robert McKamey is one of two Anderson County commissioners representing District 5, which includes Clinton High, Marlow, Norwood, and Dutch Valley.