Turman seeks commssion seat

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 3, 2011

Carl Turman announced Friday he is seeking re-election as County Commissioner District 4.

Turman is running on the Republican ticket.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the citizens of Covington County and the great folks of District 4 for allowing me to serve you for the past seven years,” Turman said. “Those of you who know me personally know that I believe in Covington County, and that I have worked for the best for our county in the past seven years.”

Turman described himself as a “hands on commissioner.”

“I’ve always answered the call of the people as best that I could and will continue to be ‘your’ commissioner,” he said to voters.

Turman said during his tenure he’s been involved in improving county finances and reducing county expenses.

“Some of the (tough) decisions I made have not been easy,” he said. “Some were not popular, but I always thought on the line of the overall best for the county. In every decision – we’ve seen the profit from it. This year, for the first time in some 25 years, the county ended (the fiscal year) in the black.”

Turman said the county has seen a lot of changes during the last three years, all “good for Covington County.”

He said he has many goals if re-elected.

“I would like to be able to continue to bring jobs to the area, to work for the good of our schools and our prize possession – our students,” he said.

Turman said during his tenure he’s seen something accomplished he never thought possible – dirt roads made passable even in wet weather.

“That was something I wanted done when I first took office,” he said. “We’re not completely finished with that project, and I would like to be able to see it completed.

“We’ve been able to get funding for resurfacing of some paved roads,” he said. “I want to be able to continue working to see more roads resurfaced and bridges repaired.

“It takes a lot of work and prayer to be able to see these projects brought about, and I’m willing to work for you Covington County just as hard as I have in the past,” he said.