When I was elected and took office last November, I promised to be honest, a hard worker and a good steward of our county’s monies.

As you know, the role of a county commissioner is many jobs, including overseeing all county department budgets, purchasing all equipment and supplies not only for my district, but countywide as well.

Our county tax base is very limited.

We, as commissioners, strive to get the most and best work done for our residents on a very limited amount of money. Everyone wants their road paved. Here again, it becomes a money issue.

We, as a group of elected officials, meet and decide what projects qualify as needed.

In my district, District 1 of Marshall County, we have 360 miles of roadways. If you bush hog that, it comes to 720 miles of roadways due to both side of the roads needing mowed.

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