Letter to the Editor


We are pleased to support Mayor Gary Fuller in his re-election campaign. Opelika has thrived under his leadership, including becoming the first GIG city in Alabama. Whenever we have called on the Mayor with concerning issues, he has always made time to meet or talk with us. About 10 years ago, we were very worried about our three teenage boys having to cross 280 at Veteran’s Parkway everyday without a traffic light. Putting traffic lights up at Veteran’s Parkway and Grand National Parkway was a state matter that Mayor Fuller was instrumental in making happen. Under Mayor Fuller’s leadership, many other traffic lights have been put in place and roadways improved. When Anne was working on the Food Bank of East Alabama’s Capital Campaign one of her first meetings was with the Mayor to gain Opelika’s support. He pledged generous support from the City of Opelika to help our residents who suffer from food insecurity, but he also gave important advice about bringing all the municipalities to the table to help the Food Bank serve the most needy.

We attend church with Laura and Gary Fuller and see first hand how much time they spend trying to improve inequality in Opelika and working for all the citizens. They truly love Opelika and are committed to making it the best community in Alabama. Now, more than ever, we need proven leadership to guide Opelika these next four years. I hope you will join us in voting for Mayor Fuller on August 26th.

Thank you,

Anne and Sheldon Whittelsey


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