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March 13, 2013

Greenville mayor pro tem called to active duty

GREENVILLE — Greenville Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Dailey has been called to active duty in the United States Army, but he isn’t planning on leaving the City Council at the present time.

Dailey was elected in May 2011 and his term extends until May 2014.

Dailey issued a statement Tuesday indicating that after the 9/11 attacks he volunteered to join the Army Reserves.

“When I made that decision, our nation was engaged in wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and I always knew that the possibility existed that I could be called upon to serve,” Dailey said. “That time has arrived and it is with both great pride and a heavy heart that I write this letter to the citizens of Greenville to announce I have been called to active duty service with the United States Army. It will be difficult to leave behind family, friends, colleagues, and the citizens who two years ago placed their trust and confidence in me to represent their interests as the Place 3 Greenville City Council Member and current Mayor Pro Tem, however, I proudly stand ready to do my part in serving my country in the War on Terrorism.”

Dailey said he will be reporting to Fort Hood next Monday.

“While I have a duty to serve my country, I also have a duty to represent the citizens of Greenville by serving out a full three-year term on the City Council,” Dailey said. “As Fort Hood is relatively close to Greenville, I fully plan to serve both over this next year.  With that being said, if at some point my military commitments become too great for me to continue to be an effective representative of the people, I will step down so that someone with the time and energy can represent the interests of our citizens. The people deserve nothing less. It is a privilege and honor to have served as your representative since 2011. I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support and encouragement you have given me for the past two years.  I look forward to returning home in 2014 and pray that God continues to watch over our city and country.”

 

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