Ellis seeks reelection

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 28, 2011

Commissioner David Ellis has announced his intention to seek re-election to the office of Covington County Commission District 1.

Ellis said he appreciates the support he has received over the past three years.

His platform four years ago was “Progress with a Plan,” which he believes has helped change the county’s financial condition drastically from where it was when he was elected in 2008.

The commissioner’s office is much more than being simply a “road commissioner,” he said.

Ellis said, “the county commission is the funding agent for all functions of county government.”

Ellis said he believes it is important to listen to the people in District 1 and Covington County.

Ellis, a lifetime resident of Opp, is a past business owner, and is currently working with Metcalf & Metcalf Real Estate. He is also a cattle farmer, and is active in in the community and in the First United Methodist Church.

He is a member of the Opp Lions Club, Covington County Cattlemen Association, the American Hereford Association, Opp Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a board member of the First United Methodist Church, Opp Co-Op and Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.

Ellis has been married to the former Candace Jones of Opp for 36 years. They have two sons, Cory Ellis (Katelyn Powell Ellis) and Chad Ellis (Paige Harper Ellis). The Ellises also have four grandchildren, Peyton, Reid, Brody and Georgia, who they love to spend time with.

Ellis said he bases his “Plan for Progress” on a quote by Henry Ford II, “What is right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have a great capacity, intellect and resources to do something about them.”