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Lexington Town Councilmember Steve Baker resigns from council position to accept job in Florida

Lexington, SC 02/07/2023 (Paul Kirby) – Lexington Town Councilmember Steve Baker announced Monday night that he is resigning from the town’s council. Baker said in addressing the assembled crowd that he is moving with his family to Florida to accept what he described as, “a great opportunity there”. Councilmember Baker has served on the council for the past 6 years. Baker is married and he and his wife have 2 young children.


When he moved to Lexington, Baker worked in his family’s business, a well-respected auto body and collision service. At that time, the business was called Baker Collision Express. As the Baker’s family business prospered, they sold it to a chain that was on the fast track to growth. That company, known as Gerber Collision and Glass, currently, has locations in thirty two of the fifty states according to their webpage. Baker stayed on in management with Gerber and oversaw their operations in several states after his family sold out.

During the Monday night meeting, Baker addressed his strong Christian faith and how it played a significant roll in his decision to run for office originally. “God called me to run, and I was in it to win it,” Baker told the crowd. After talking and praying with his family, he filed to run for council. It looked as if his first run at office would flounder but through prayer, hard work, and determination of Baker, his family, and freinds, he overcame all odds and was elected.


After explaining his reason for running, Baker reviewed some of the accomplishment that the council has made since he was first elected. He spoke on the improvements to the traffic situation and quality of life issues. He also singled out the Lexington Police Department and all the hard work that they do to keep the citizens and visitors of the town safe and happy. “We have super professional people in our Police Department,” Baker said. “When they say they are looking to build community and serve, they are serious about it.” He also said that he can’t help but be proud to hear people tell him that what a great job the Town of Lexington is doing when he attends functions that bring municipal governments from across the state.


Baker closed by assuring the crowd that they are in good hands with the current town council. “They are here to honor God and are working for the right reason,” he said.


A special election will be scheduled according to town ordinances in the future.


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