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Terry Bolton vies for County Commission District 2

“The people of Franklin County make this a great place to call home. They are friendly, genuine and hard working. Our communities boast exceptional school systems and recreational opportunities making this a family-oriented county.”

These are Terry Bolton’s thoughts as he runs for Franklin County Commission Districts 2.

“I want to preserve the history of Franklin County while preparing for its growth for future generations. I would like to have the opportunity to work with the citizens of Franklin County and our local government to plan improvements for the present and future,” said Bolton, who faces off with current Commissioner Wyman Pounders to win the Democratic nomination.

Bolton is active in the Cattlemen Association and is on the Board of Directors, in addition to being involved in the Masonic Lodge – Russellville 371, Scottish Rite – Florence, Cahaba Shrine Club – Outer Guard and Franklin County Shrine Club, where he serves as president.

“I am a lifelong resident of Franklin County and have a strong desire to see it prosper. Having held office in several civic organizations, I have the leadership and problem solving skills required for this position,” Bolton said. “I have also volunteered to announce for local sports teams, allowing me to stay involved with the various communities in Franklin County. These factors provide me with a well-rounded perspective of how our county government should operate.”

Some of the issues he would like to address if elected include strengthening infrastructure, increasing local revenue and decreasing unemployment.

“Success as a commissioner will require honesty, hard work, leadership and a willingness to work with the citizens of this county, along with local and state officials,” he said.

Bolton, a retired ironworker, is a member of the First Baptist Church.

Bolton is married to Carol Henson and has two sons, Robbie and Rodney, and two daughters-in-law, Lynn Shewbart Bolton and Donna Fuller Bolton, along with three grandsons, one granddaughter and three great-grandsons.

He said he enjoys attending area sporting events and community activities and city and county government meetings, as well as school board meetings, providing opportunities to stay in touch with the residents of Franklin County.

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