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Of all the people in the county running for office, only three people have even bothered to ask for my vote: Kim Stump, Jerry Eye and Bill Drury.
Is my vote not important to the others? Signs are not going to get votes, no matter how big they are or how many. It’s contact folks. We realize that if you hold a job, you may not be able to visit each house, but phone calls count, too.
Speaking of phone calls, poor old Bill Drury probably thinks, “My goodness, what does she need now?” every time I call. But he doesn’t.
He has gone above and beyond the call of duty as our magistrate over the last 12 years. When we needed concrete tiles to build a bridge, he came up with discarded ones the state was going to throw out. When we needed tiles for our road, he gave us ones left over from building his own road. When we call about potholes, in just a few days our great county road crew is here fixing it. When the snow came and they hadn’t gotten to our road and we had a death in the family, we called Bill Drury. In less than an hour the crew was over here and had scraped and cindered our road. When I noticed a gigantic hole off the side of the road, again I called Bill Drury and our wonderful water company came here to fill it in.
The thought that comes to mind most is the way he cared for us during the ice storm. Even if he couldn’t get to us, or fix the electricity, he called day after day to let us know he had not forgotten us. He looked for a generator. He made numerous phone calls to the electrc company. We felt that he cared about us, even on day six when the lights came on around us, but ours didn’t. Then on day 10 we felt truly blessed when our lights did come on. (Thanks to all you guys at Salt River Electric for working those long hours in the cold.)
Bill Drury has also been instrumental in establishing Habitat, helping to build Chapel House, bringing jobs to the community and helping victims of a trailer fire.
Bill Drury has been a great magistrate. He doesn’t sit on his duff and just take calls. He studies the law and goes to Frankfort to meetings to find out what he can do for the people of his district.
If he cares so much for the people in his magisterial district, then don’t you think he’ll care for all the people of the county?