Hamilton County's May 6 primaries are just over two months away, and
two Soddy-Daisy men are hoping to win the hearts and minds of District
1's Republicans for the County Commission seat.
Veteran Commissioner Fred Skillern is defending his seat against
challenger Randy Fairbanks, a certified public accountant who has made
multiple runs for public office but has not yet succeeded.
Fairbanks said Tuesday his campaigning started six months ago when friends nudged him into running.
"We've been meeting a whole lot of people. I've met some business
leaders and people in the community," Fairbanks said. "They're just
wanting a commissioner who's more accessible to the people working in