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Jefferson County needs Bob Smith

To the editor:

It is my distinct honor to recommend my good friend Bob Smith for Jefferson County commissioner.

I have known Bob since we first entered military service together more than 42 years ago. Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. Those were the values that we embodied every single day of our formative years under an honor code that meant you told the truth, no matter how hard it might be to hear. These are the exceptionally high standards he continues to live by today.

Bob knows Jefferson County’s needs inside and out. As a community-focused leader, he worked every day getting fully involved in municipal growth needs as a Jefferson County planner and as the president of the Mingo Business Association. Even today Bob tirelessly produces as a business-oriented administrator for the village of Mingo Junction and as a project coordinator for McKinley and Associates.

As a mentor, Bob believes in the development of others. Having served as the Edison Local School District director of operations for nearly 10 years, he has thrived for the past seven years as a member of the Indian Creek Local School District Board while raising an amazing daughter at home. He also spends countless hours as an adjunct professor in engineering studies at the neighborhood community college. Yet Bob has never forgotten his early roots and how he learned to become a leader among leaders. As the Mingo American Legion Post 351 commander for the last 13 years, he has continued to support our U.S. military veterans in the local community. His heart remains devoted to those who have served and to all of the hard-working people of Jefferson County.

Bob’s word is his bond. He is passionate about fair and equitable treatment of others and is willing to fight for what is right. He is what Jefferson County needs in a commissioner and deserves your vote.

Jeffrey B. Kendall

Brigadier general, United States Air Force (retired)

New Branfels, Texas

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