Monday, January 4, 2010
Buddy Fletcher: Made to be Mayor
A good friend of mine, a great public servant left office on his own terms today. Mayor Buddy Fletcher of Lakeland is one of the good guys, having served the citizens of Lakeland and central Florida for 21 Years, 17 of those as Mayor. As my experience in local politics only lasted six years, I can truly say that Buddy was able to keep his constituents a lot happier that I was, and kept all of the political balls in the air. It was a great run and Lakeland will not see a man of his skills again soon. To read a great article about the man and his career, go to http://www.theledger.com/buddyfletcherstory .