I think Mr. Davis meant to say he didn't ONLY work for you. But I can see why you were upset.
I would have told him, "OK, you don't work ONLY for me, but I'm one of those taxpaying citizens in New Hanover County that pays your salary, buddy, and I expect and have a right to receive the courtesy of an answer."
His response to you was rude. Maybe he was responding in the same manner in which he was approached? Was your email to him rude? If not, there was no excuse for his rudeness. If your email was rude, he shows his unprofessionalism by his response. But that's typical for County Commissioners. Remember that come next election!
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