HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Campaign signs are not a sight for sore eyes for residents in Houston County with just about a month left until they cast their vote for Houston County Commission Chairman.
Three Republican candidates are seeking the position and all have something they would like to bring to the table.
Doug Sinquefield has served as District two’s county commissioner for 12 years. He now has several goals he would like to achieve as chairman.
This includes promoting efficiency, keeping the commission accountable, assisting senior citizens and veterans, and promoting growth on the east side of the county, among other goals. But he wants to make sure he stays involved as much as he can.
“We are moving forward, we are making advancements, we’re seeing good things, bringing our community together,” Sinquefield said. “All these events these towns and mayors, and council members are making happen, I’m so proud of them. I want to continue to work with them as the chairman of the Houston County Commission, I want to be out there with them, being more involved out there in what they’re doing.”
District 4’s County Commissioner, Brandon Shoupe, has been serving on the commission for eight years now and wants to see changes within the county.
He wants to make the commission more accessible to the community, create a strategic plan for the future of the county, and bring more of a quality of life, but it all starts with change.
“There are a lot of things we need to be doing differently, and I think I’m the best person to lead the change that the county needs as we progress into the 21st century,” Shoupe said.
Bobby Lewis, a Dothan native, decided to throw his hat in the ring for the chairman spot and hopes to bring more transparency to the commission.
Some of his goals include looking for ways to bring more jobs to the area, retain the younger residents living here, and be the voice of the people of Houston County.
“It’s important that the people here have an opportunity to have their voices heard,” Lewis said. “Elect a person who is committed to doing the best job humanly possible to be our chairman. And that’s what I represent.”
Houston County voters can cast their vote on May 24 during the statewide primary election.