The author of this post is Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage, who has served with Commissioner Gary Brinn for nearly 3 years, beginning in December, 2012.
Beaufort County Commissioner Gary Brinn passed away suddenly after a short illness on the evening of October 8, 2019. Commissioner Brinn had just missed the commissioners' October general meeting of the preceding night, one of the very few meetings that he ever missed in his 7 1/2 years of public service to Beaufort County.
Commissioner Gary Brinn at the February, 2015 general meeting: Above. photo by Stan Deatherage Click image to expand.
Commissioner Brinn was first elected in 2012, and re-elected in the general election of 2016. During his nearly 2 terms as a commissioner, Commissioner Brinn always endeavored to serve his constituents to the best of his ability, while keeping a keen eye on progressively moving Beaufort County forward along a path of expanding services to the community.
Commissioner Brinn never shirked a commissioner's chore and always exhibited a fine humor.
The sudden loss of Commissioner Gary Brinn will change the political face of the county commissioners now, and as we await his replacement, whom will be chosen by a majority of the executive committee of the Beaufort County Republican Party.
As developments occur regarding Commissioner Brinn's interment
, and his political replacement we shall keep you informed.