Hudson seeking new term in office

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 3, 2006

Ronnie Hudson has announced that he will run for re-election for the office of Crenshaw County Commissioner for District Four.

Hudson said that he would pledge to be a dedicated, honest and professional official.

&#8220I will continue to work in order for Crenshaw County to be a place where our children and grandchildren can have good jobs and can rear their children in a safe and wholesome environment,” he said.

Hudson said that for the past three years he has had the honor and privilege of working for the people of District Four, during which time, there have been many changes and improvements in the physical and economic landscape of the county.

&#8220I have worked closely with the Economic Development Authority to secure new industry and over 1,000 new jobs in the county,” Hudson said. &#8220Local businesses have increased employment by over 300 jobs.”

Hudson said that safety is a concern for all of the citizens of Crenshaw County. Because of this issue, he said that he has participated with the Emergency Management Authority, E-911 and the area fire departments to achieve the highest level of safety for everyone.

&#8220Several early warning sirens have been placed in rural areas of District Four, and more sirens will be installed in the future.”

He is a member of the Highway 331 Improvement Committee, which is comprised of several officials from other counties. Hudson said that because of the efforts of this committee, parts of Highway 331 are on a five-year plan to be four-laned.

&#8220I am committed to working on this project until all parts of 331 are four-laned in Crenshaw County,” he said. &#8220The safety of our rural roads is a concern that I will continue to work on. I understand the problems of rural roads and have worked diligently to improve these roads.”

Hudson is a lifelong resident of District Four. For 33 years, he has operated an agricultural business. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children and two granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel.

&#8220My successful business experience enables me not only to be flexible in dealing with the changing dynamics of the county's business, but also to be focused on the ultimate goal of maintaining a balanced budget,” Hudson said. &#8220The budget has been balanced every year of my term.”

&#8220I am excited about the progress that Crenshaw County has made in the last few years,” he said. &#8220Let's keep seeking new industries, attaining better jobs, working for safer roads and expanding our health facilities. I have enjoyed being your commissioner, and I want to keep Crenshaw County moving forward.”