OUR Vision and Platform for District4 and Macon County

  • Jobs. The need for corporate jobs with benefits is profound. Young people leave every year taking with them their dreams, professional careers, and tax paying abilities. This must stop for our survival. more
  • Taxes are not always the answer, but too often the easy way out instead of streamlining government. I will always vote for people to keep more of their hard-earned money. I will remind my commission colleagues and citizens that 1/3 of our neighbors live in poverty.
  • Communication between the commission and citizens with county committees and other elected public servants is vital, more.
  • Grant writer full time employee to assist the county and municipalities in keeping abreast of new grants and making such applications.
  • Recycling Macon County government will set a positive example of recycling by beginning our own program for citizens to feel empowered and reduce our growing demands on our landfill. more.
  • Gaming. I fully support citizens' right of choice to participate in the excitement of gaming, lottery, and in particular, VictoryLand.
  • Promote Macon County businesses with more Economic Freedom and less government.
  • Full time ambulance service.
  • Promote Macon County tourism.
  • T-100 company and recruitment of county citizens as employees.
  • Our County Employees are the heartbeat of government and should be treated as such.. more.
  • Roads and Bridges Instead of moving $1.25 million to the General Fund from the Capital Improvement fund, the account responsible for roads and bridges, I will work very closely with the County Engineer to ensure OUR roads in District 4 are properly maintained. more.
  • Hospital 24/7 medical services here in Macon County.
  • Cell phone And Internet. We need reliable reception in all parts of District 4 and elsewhere in our county. It is unacceptable and dangerous when attempting to make an emergency call - is a hit or miss. more.
  • County Bond Rating. I will work tirelessly to obtain a better county bond rating and therefore a more favorable percentage with our bonds, a savings for each of us.
  • County Manager vs. Chairman We must critically evaluate our leadership for someone educated with practical experience for the county's chosen direction. A county manager would replace the countywide elected chair position. more.
  • County Planning. The county commission is supposedly guiding our future on the basis of an 11-year old plan that has not been discussed for an update since it was approved in 2006. George Washington Carver said "A man without vision is a man without hope," of which is most telling of how our county is managed. I will ask for a cross-section citizen advisory committee to dig deep to determine our problems and then, only then, begin finding the solutions. Our problems extend beyond road and crime. more.
  • Support Neighborhood Watch Clubs.
  • Criminal littering must be addressed for the safety and well-being of our district and county. These criminals deserve to be hunted down and cited for their day in court - nothing else is going to be a deterant!
  • Proactive Open Government. Affording citizens the convenience of seeing and participating in their government is of vital importance for a good and health of OUR government. The commission can and must do a better job of being open to its people. The county website and computer monitors in the annex are as a result of my November 2016 platform for Chairman. Change is never easy, however, it will come about if change is wanted bad enough. more
  • Fiscal Responsibility. Taking $1.25 million from the account for road and bridge work for the general fund, and expensive political favors, and mid-term pay raises for elected public servants is not good governing. more
  • Shredding Road Litter. I will try to notify residents a couple days in advance of bush hogging their street shoulders to afford the residents an opportunity to pick up roadside litter before it is shredded or broken into pieces.
  • Informed Citizens. Our government serves its citizens and therefore meetings must be accommodating for citizens. I will work to keep District 4 citizens informed as I have done for better than a decade. more
  • Problem Solving. No one person, including the 5 on our commission, myself included, knows and understands the complexity and depth of many of our county problems. Citizens living the experience are more likely to see the solution in our county's situation. Most are willing to particiapte if given the chance. A perfect example was a voter who suggested Macon County adopt a policy offering a scholarship to Tuskegee University in return for a student serving as a firefighter, or other public services on a yearly basis.