Former County Commissioner Jim Sides is Moving to Salisbury. Will He Again Become the “Comeback Kid?”

Posted on July 22, 2016



Todd Paris, Staff Writer and Salisbury Attorney

♦ During a break tonight in the recording of “Politics Today”, a radio show hosted by local Attorney Jeff Morris on the Ford Broadcasting Network, former Rowan County Commission Chair Jim Sides revealed that within six weeks he will be moving his residency inside Salisbury’s City limits.

Jim Sides a solid county conservative is pictured here with your writer and Jim’s famous van. That van may soon require all new signage. Perhaps “2018” might be changed to “2017” or even “2016.” Only time will tell.

Recent revelations that Salisbury’s Fibrant is “big gulping” TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) per day from the general fund, that the lawsuit against Atlantic Energy Group for Fibrant’s hasty and code defying construction may cost the city a million plus dollars, and the Rowan-Salisbury School System is spending tens of millions of tax dollars on a new West Elementary when they could just run water to Woodleaf Elementary.  The city, the county commission, and the Board of Education might have our “tax and spend” weary voters ready for a return to conservative fiscal responsibility, should it be offered.

Republicans are supposed to reduce taxes and be frugal with our money, right? What happened?

Mr. Sides remained silent about his future political plans, however as a mere conjecture, could this change in residency alter the face of Salisbury-Rowan politics, should Rowan’s perennial “comeback kid” insert himself into the fray from a slightly different point of residency? Many voters might be more than happy to fill in the oval next to his name.

Stay tuned.

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