Franklin Mayor Bob Scott announced this weekend that he won’t be seeking re-election in a letter to the editor titled, “Bob’s Swan Song.”
“It’s time for me to pack up my bust of Harry Truman and my 'No Sniveling' desk plaque and move on. I will not be seeking a fifth term as mayor,” said Scott in the letter.
Scott says that part of his decision was based on the fact that current Town Council Member Jack Horton has recently filed to run for mayor. Scott says in the letter that if elected, “Franklin will be in good hands with Jack.”
His final plea to the townspeople is: “Please never allow Franklin to become partisan. We are just fine as a non-partisan unit. Please fight to keep it non-partisan from those who want to change it for political power.”
Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland also recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election.
“Although a difficult decision, I am incredibly thankful to have reached this milestone in my career and I am excited to have earned the opportunity to retire and start another chapter in life,” said Holland in a statement.
Holland has been sheriff in the county for 19 years.
At least three members of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office have already announced their intent to be his replacement including Sgt. Brent Holbrooks, Lt. Clay Bryson and Lt. Dereck Edward Jones.