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I started a post on Sunday, August 22 to give my thoughts about what was going to be my last County Commission meeting on Monday. I decided not to finish that post. I guess I didn’t want to get sentimental about what was my last official meeting as an elected official (maybe). I chose to attend the meeting, vote my conscience and meet with my Commission colleagues for the last time at the Blue Monkey for a drink.

I served for 8 years. I believe I served my constituents well. I feel blessed to have been given an opportunity to be a public servant and don’t think I took the privilege for granted.

To my friend and neighbor Melvin Burgess, I know you will represent me and our district well. 

I listened to first meeting of the new Commission and predict that it will be an interesting term. I’m sure former Commissioners said the same thing about me and my freshman Commissioners too.