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District 3

By Staff
The winner of the Republican Party primary for District 3 supervisor automatically will win the office.
Republican
Age: 54
Home: Collinsville
Family: Wife, Peggy W.; children, Tony, Timmy
Religion: Attend Macedonia Baptist Church
Education: associate's degree, MCC; attended MSU
ON GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION: Opposes consolidating law enforcement and other government services in Lauderdale County, Meridian and Marion.
ON HELPING CLEAN MERIDIAN: Opposes working with the city of Meridian to clean condemned property in the city limits.
ON THE RILEY CENTER: Opposes the county contributing an extra $2 million for the Riley Education and Performing Arts Center.
ON FLOOD PREVENTION: Undecided about other precautions to reduce the possibility of future flash floods.
TOP FIVE PRIORITIES: 1. Road and bridge repair; 2. Clean ditches; 3. Bring business and industry to area; 4. Reduce property taxes; 5. Improve dumpster service.
IN MY OWN WORDS: "My purpose for seeking the office of supervisor is to stop over-spending of taxpayers' money. I believe a supervisor's primary duties are to maintain roads."
Republican
Age: 42
Home: Collinsville
Family: Wife, Jan. H. Hitt; children, Ginny Clair, Shelby
Religion: Poplar Springs United Methodist Church
Education: Graduate, West Lauderdale High School; associate's degree, EMJC
Experience: County supervisor since 2000; owner Timbercon Inc., 1992-present, and Collinsville Mini-Storage, 1993-present; B&G Wood Products, 1990-1992; International Paper, 1980-1990
ON GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION: Undecided about consolidating law enforcement and other government services in Lauderdale County, Meridian and Marion.
ON HELPING CLEAN MERIDIAN: Supports working with the city of Meridian to clean condemned property in the city limits.
ON THE RILEY CENTER: Undecided about the county contributing an extra $2 million for the Riley Education and Performing Arts Center.
ON FLOOD PREVENTION: Supports other precautions to reduce the possibility of future flash floods, including work that could be performed over time in conjunction with the Corps of Engineers and the Pat Harrison Waterway District.
TOP FIVE PRIORITIES: 1. Economic development; 2. Taxes; 3. Road conditions; 4. Youth; 5. Protection of citizens.
IN MY OWN WORDS: "I am disappointed that space does not allow me to express my feelings on the above issues. The questions posed, in my opinion, cannot be answered with one word at this time (6-20-03). I have prepared a response and will be happy to share it with anyone."
Independents Cedric E. Parks, Harry R. Routt and
Susie Vandevender will meet the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 4 general election.
Democrat
Age: 44
Family: Children, Christine, Joseph, Greg
Religion: Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Education: Bachelor's degree
Experience: Supervisor since November.
ON GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION: Supports consolidating law enforcement in Lauderdale County, Meridian and Marion. Undecided about consolidating other government services.
ON HELPING CLEAN MERIDIAN: Supports working with the city of Meridian to clean condemned property in the city limits.
ON THE RILEY CENTER: Undecided about the county contributing an extra $2 million for the Riley Education and Performing Arts Center.
ON FLOOD PREVENTION: Supports other precautions to reduce the possibility of future flash floods, including working with the city to create a flood district with federal money.
TOP FIVE PRIORITIES: 1. Budget; 2. Basic services; 3. Economic development; 4. More jobs; 5. Paving.
IN MY OWN WORDS: "I'm running for office because with the people of District 4's vote, I know we can make a difference and we need time to finish what we have started."
Democrat
DID NOT RESPOND

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