As residents of Richmond County it seems silly to endorse a Columbia County candidate, but because of our working relationship with Tom Mercer for the past 15 years we feel we should at least voice our opinion, since we can't vote.
Columbia countians are lucky that Mr. Mercer is willing to give his time and energy to improve their community. As the representative for Columbia County's District 4, he will bring integrity, honesty and common sense to the County Commission. At Fat Man's, we have always found him to be caring, responsive and sensitive to everyone, sort of like Santa Claus.
And let us ask you something: If "Santa" was running for political office, who would you vote for?
Brad Usry and Jan Stuntz, Augusta