DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — In the city of Dothan, District 1 is the largest district out of the six in the area. With the city elections coming up, all three District 1 Commission Candidates, share their platforms in hopes of receiving your vote.
Kevin Dorsey, the current District 1 commissioner is seeking re-election and says he wants to continue to be accessible to the people and believes there is still some business he needs to take care of.
“Continue striving for affordable housing,” Dorsey said. “I want to try and kind of move a little bit closer to the mixed housing. I think that’s much needed in our district. Just working for hand and hand with a lot of our different civic organizations as far as nonprofits and whatnot.”
Khashia Mathis, another candidate for District 1, is a District 1 native who I spoke with a few months ago. She feels strongly about letting the people in the community be heard.
“If elected I would be worried about the community,” Mathis said. “I feel like I have a lot to offer to the community. And my concern is also the elderly people. They’re just saying that their concerns are not being heard. That’s very important because we should want everyone to feel like their opinion matters.”
The last candidate is Michael Johnson who believes working together can bring results.
“I find our children’s education very important, affordable housing, economic development,” Johnson said. “I feel like we can do this working together. And I feel like I’m the guy that can bring the other different entities if you will together.”
Citizens can vote for their commissioners and mayor in the Dothan municipal elections on Tuesday, August 3.