City Administrator Fred Russell and Augusta’s commissioners will shortly decide among three finalists for the position of chief of the fire department. I urge Chris James’ friends and admirers to contact Mr. Russell and each commissioner to urge Chris’ appointment to chief.
After reading the profiles of the finalists in The Augusta Chronicle, it was clear that Mr. James is the best candidate for the job. Chris should have been appointed to this position many years ago. He is eminently qualified for the position. His education, his character and temperament qualify him for consideration. His commitment to safety and to the well-being of this community makes him the ideal choice for the job.