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Meet the Candidates: Three Republican Candidates for District 1 Supervisor on Tuesday’s Ballot

With the Primary Election around the corner, Hottytoddy.com will be running profiles for each candidate running in the primaries over the next two days. Those who do not have an opponent on Tuesday’s balance will be featured closer to the November election.

The District 1 Lafayette County Board of Supervisors race has three Republican candidates running in the primary election. The winner will face off with Democrat candidate Brent Larson in November.

Each candidate was asked to supply basic bio information — age, education, employment — and answer three questions. Here are their responses:

Harold Brummett

Name: Harold Brummett
Party: Republican
Age: 61
Education:
Bachelor of Arts Public Administration, University of Mississippi
Masters of Science, Workforce Development Leadership, Mississippi State University
Federal Emergency Management Basic Course, Emmetsburg, Virginia.
Federal Emergency Management Specialist Series, Fort McClellan, Alabama
State of Mississippi Educators License (AA)
Public Affairs Officers Course
Senior Officers Logistics Management Course
Armor Officer Management Course (Basic and Advanced)
Combined Arms Services Staff School
Flight School (UH-1 Huey and UH-60 Blackhawk)

Questions:

1. Why are you running?
I have watched the majority Democrats on the board continue to make uninformed and poor decisions regarding the county. At the board meetings that I have attended, the agenda is run through with little or no discussion between the Supervisors, or input from the floor. With my background and education, I am the best candidate to be a supervisor. 

2. What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Lafayette County and what are your thoughts on how to help correct the problem?
Infrastructure in the county.  A solution is certainly not the proposed Utility Authority, (House Bill 1743) twice attempted to be pushed through the legislature by the current board.  The county government overreach with this proposed legislation is almost as staggering as the cost to the residents of the county. As democrats will do, they propose more government, more cost, less freedom for the individual landowner and no real solution.  Leadership is the answer, solving problems with planning and an eye to impacting the individual citizen as little as possible – not just a naked power grab that will benefit only a few. 

3. What is your No. 1 promise to the voters in your district should you win?
To listen, return calls and not make major decisions without input from District 1. Second, lobbyists will not be employed and sent to Jackson from the County Board without the cost and their purpose made public.

Adam Clay

Name: Adam P. Clay
Party: Republican
Bio: I’m a native Mississippian, growing up in Columbus. I’ve been in Lafayette County since 2002, and I’ve lived in District 1 for the past 10 years. My wife is Kacy Johnson, and we have three children: Evan (6), Patrick (4), and Mollie (2).
Party: Republican
Age: 35
Education: BA in History/Spanish, University of Mississippi, MA in Modern Languages, University of Mississippi, AD in Nursing, Northwest MS Community College, MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Profession: Family Nurse Practitioner

Questions:

1. Why are you running?
I am running for Supervisor because I want to ensure my children can grow up in a safe community, get a good education, and have the economic opportunities available to remain here should they choose.

2. What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Lafayette County and what are your thoughts on how to help correct the problem?
The biggest challenge facing Lafayette County is infrastructure. The county has spent a lot of time and money studying our growth; the time has come for us to do something about it. We must be smart with tax dollars, prioritizing projects based on need. Improving infrastructure will help to attract better paying jobs to address poverty and affordable housing. Much of our infrastructure funding is going to require the county working closely with state and congressional leadership, and I think electing local Republicans helps promote those relationships.  

3. What is your No. 1 promise to the voters in your district should you win?
I believe public service is a civic duty, and one I don’t enter in to lightly. I promise to bring honesty and integrity to the job, treating everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. I’d like to see all board meetings take place after 5 p.m. so working families have the opportunity to voice their concerns and be involved in local government.

Anthony Cox

Name: Anthony Cox
Party: Republican
Bio: My name is Anthony Cox. I have called Lafayette County home all my life. I was born and raised here. I am the owner of All Seasons Landscaping and Yellow Rose Farm. I have been married to Ashley Cox for 16 years. She is a Special Education Teacher at Lafayette County School District. We have two beautiful daughters, Mallory and Abigail.

1.Why are you running?
I am running for supervisor district 1 because I would like to see our tax money used more efficiently. Also to bring back COMMON SENSE to the supervisor position and to the decisions that are being made.

2. What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Lafayette County and what are your thoughts on how to help correct the problem?
While out on the campaign trail speaking with residents of Lafayette County, I have been asked what I think are our biggest issues and how I plan to help fix them. First, infrastructure – roads, drainage, and access. Second, affordable housing – looking at building requirements and incentives for developers. Third, work-force training and industry – increase job training for people that are not college-bound and welcome new industries to Lafayette County to help with employment and economic development. Lastly, increase the Budget by implementing inmate work programs to cut spending and keep the county from subbing out work such as painting county/city buildings, cleaning road right of ways, and raising a garden to help supplement their food pantry.

3. What is your No. 1 promise to the voters in your district should you win?
My promise is to work as hard for the people of Lafayette County as I do for my clients and my family. I will also strive to stay within a set budget and save the county money. 


Hottytoddy.com staff report

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