We need local political leaders who have the ability to think through tough issues and make decisions that are in the best interest of our Macon County residents, visitors and especially our businesses. Karl Gillespie has demonstrated this ability. Karl has impressed me as well-informed and forward looking. Karl’s many successful years in business will give him the experience and ability not only to problem solve but also to work with other community leaders as well as the public to create comprehensive solutions that Macon County is faced with on a daily basis. Creative and pro-active leadership will be needed to address these challenges while retaining the basic values that have always guided us. Karl Gillespie is up for this challenge and will work hard for this community as your Macon County Commissioner.