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McKamey seeks second run as Chairman

Longtime Anderson County Commissioner and current Commission Chairman Robert McKamey has formally notified his colleagues of his desire to serve a second term as Chairman. In a letter sent to fellow commissioners and the media, McKamey writes that “I understand the complexity of the County Commission’s relationship as it relates to the current administration and I have focused my leadership on the issues where both the commission and the Mayor have a common goal, such as the Office on Aging with a Senior Center, convenience centers, budgetary limitations and employee raises.” McKamey also lists what he believes to be his strengths as Chairman, writing that his”experience, unique qualifications, proven leadership skills and relentless dedication to the citizens we serve” continue to make him an excellent candidate for the position. You can read his letter announcing his candidacy at the bottom of this story on the Local Information News page of wyshradio.com.

(Commissioner Robert McKamey) Once again I ask for your support to serve as County Commission Chairman. 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 again for this important position.

I understand the complexity of the County Commission’s relationship as it relates to the current administration and I have focused my leadership on the issues where both the commission and the Mayor have a common goal, such as the Office on Aging with a senior center, convenience centers, budgetary limitations and employee raises.

As Chairman, I have strived to conduct our meetings in a proficient manner. Some may feel that I have allowed the Mayor or citizens groups too much floor time, but as we are all elected officials, and as professionals, we must understand that there is a delicate balance in the pros and cons on any issue.

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. 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 and creation 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 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.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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