Fisher wants to see things moving faster in Granite Quarry

Jake Fisher
Jake Fisher

GRANITE QUARRY — Jake Fisher Jr., a candidate for the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen, says there’s a time for talk and a time for getting things done.

Now’s the time to press on, he says.

“It’s moving,” he says of Granite Quarry, “but I’d like to see it moving faster.”

Fisher says the town needs more business to make it “a good, aggressive, little town,” while also maintaining its quality fire and police departments and parks.

“Keep the taxes at a minimum and give the residents good service for what they pay in,” Fisher adds.

Fisher, 77, is as veteran of town government. He had served on the Board of Aldermen from 1999 to 2011, when he narrowly lost a re-election bid. Fisher also served three terms on the board in the 1970s.

“We’ve been talking and talking and talking,” he says. “It’s time to move on these things.”

Fisher graduated from Granite Quarry High School. He is a caterer and former owner of Fisher Homes Corp. He belongs to Wittenberg Lutheran Church, Keller Memorial Lodge No. 657 and the Rowan Shrine Club.

Fisher and his wife, Phyllis, have four children, nine grandchildren and two-great-grandchildren.

Two seats, currently held by Eloise Peeler and Brad Kluttz, are up for election this year to new 4-year terms. Joining Fisher on the official November ballot are Peeler, Mike Brinkley, Wes Rhinier and Arin Wilhelm. Kluttz also has said he will run a write-in campaign.

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