To the Editor:
We support Phil Yager for Anderson County Commission’s Eighth District. Phil has a long list of experience, education, and attributes that make him easily the best-qualified candidate in this election.
In the area of finance, his B.S. degree in Business Administration coupled with 30 years of work in financial management and investment give him a great background for making wise and prudent decisions about budgets and fiscal decisions. Phil’s work as Director of Mediation and Arbitration for the Better Business Bureau give him insight into the importance of making impartial and fair decisions after careful consideration of multiple sides of an issue.
To say that Phil Yager cares about the community he lives in is an extreme understatement. In the 10 years that he and his wife have owned a home in Oak Ridge, he has amassed an impressive list of boards and organizations that he has been appointed to or has joined. Included in this group are the Industrial Development Board, the Board of Housing Code Appeals, the City Charter Review Committee, and the Site Specific Advisory Board. He also has volunteered in various capacities with Emory Valley Center and the Emory Valley Center Foundation; the Rowing Association; Keep Anderson County Beautiful; United Way of Anderson County; and Neighborhood Watch.
It is not enough to list Phil Yager’s resume and community activity. Phil is a person who uses his time to get things done in a positive and thoughtful way. He makes good decisions about issues based on his experience and knowledge. He is more concerned about getting things done well than he is with generating headlines. His friendly and reasoned approach to working on committees or boards help bring people together to achieve better decisions. He will be a tremendous and much-needed asset to Anderson County Commission.
We wholeheartedly endorse Phil Yager for Anderson County Commission in the Eighth District.
Charlie and Emily Jernigan
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