Media Release – January 18, 2019
Incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink has announced she will not be seeking re-election. “I encourage those who will conduct county government with transparency, accountability and integrity to seek the Office of County Commissioner.” Zimmerlink said.
A Republican, Zimmerlink, was first elected in 2003 beginning her term in 2004 by serving as Commissioner Chairwoman for those four years. She was re-elected in 2007 and again in 2011 but assumed a minority role on the Board of Commissioners when Democrats won back the majority. Zimmerlink was again re-elected in 2015. Her current term will end December 31, 2019.
Prior to her appointment, Zimmerlink had a 17- year career as a paralegal in the private sector.
UPDATE: January 29, 2019. No, I am not the longest serving commissioner. Vince Vicites served 16 years at the end of 2011 before losing but he returned so by end of Dec 2019 Vicites will have served 20 years. Fred Lebdner may have served longer.
UPDATE: Yes I am the only female Republican Commissioner in Fayette County.