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George R. Best said he filed for his first term on Shelbyville City Council to repay a debt to the city that he has lived in all his life.
Best, a Democrat, has been active in city planning, having spent 47 years serving on the Transportation Cabinet before retiring. He remains a commissioner on the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission.
Best said it is important that the council members look at issues closely so the right decisions are made, because when addressing a problem each member has only one vote, and it is the group's outlook that matters.
"The most pressing issue to me is immigration," Best said.
Though he said there's no easy answer for this issue, he added that he would cast his vote for the decisions he felt were best for the city of Shelbyville.
Best's wife, Judy, is a secretary at Painted Stone Preschool. They have one daughter, Laura Lynne, who works for the Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction in Frankfort.