District 4 Councilman Randy Fry announced he will seek reelection to the Daphne City Council. Fry, a third generation south Alabamian and long-time resident of Daphne, was first elected to the post in August 2012 and is now seeking a second term.

Randy Fry. (daphneal.com)

Randy Fry. (daphneal.com)

“I thank my many friends, family members, and supporters who have encouraged me to continue a leadership role in our community,” Fry said. “The council needs to continue to have fair, level headed representation that is able to consider all sides of an issue and listen to every constituent. My experience in being proactive and finding solutions to complex issues has and will continue to benefit the Council tremendously.”

Throughout his first term Fry has shown a commitment to meeting the needs of Daphne residents and encouraged an atmosphere of teamwork among City leaders.

Late last year, Fry collaborated with the City’s Industrial Development Board (IDB) regarding the proposed Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC) project. The compromise proposed by Fry, which included annexation, a more restrictive zoning designation, and a fifty foot limitation on the height of buildings included in the DISC project, ended months of disagreement between the City Council and the IDB, and allowed the project to move forward.

Many community residents have voiced their support of Fry’s re-election announcement.

“I was pleased to see Randy’s willingness to consider the facts and offer solutions to many issues during his time as my Councilman. I know he has a high level of dedication to Daphne and is a true public servant,” said Daphne Utilities Chairman Bob Segalla.

“I have seen firsthand how Randy interacts with citizens and works to meet the needs of the city. He has gained my respect and I am proud to endorse him,” veteran and community affairs leader Dr. Barry Booth said.

Fry has additionally stated that he is “excited about the opportunity to continue to serve you on our Council. I look forward to continuing to support projects that move our city forward.”

District 4 voters can support Fry by voting at the Daphne Civic Center Aug. 23 and by following him on Facebook.

Fry, who serves as the Vice President of Lyon Fry Cadden Insurance Agency, graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Finance. Over a lifetime of civic involvement and public service, he has served as President of the Creekside Residential Property Owners Association, President of the Mobile Area Independent Insurance Agents and President of Springhill Avenue Temple, of which the Fry’s are lifelong members.

Fry and his wife Liz are devoted members of the community where their children attended Daphne Public Schools. He has also been the recipient of the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents ‘Young Agent of the Year’ Award.

A current Red Cross board member, Fry has also served as a YMCA youth basketball coach and Daphne High School Band Booster. Current council positions include Chairman of the Finance Committee, Vice-Chairman of Daphne Utilities and Council President Pro-Tempore. Randy was elected by current City Council members as Council President and Chairman of the Ordinance Committee during the current term.