Elmore qualifies for District 3 race

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Harold Elmore recently qualified for re-election for Covington County Commission, District Three. He is a native of Covington County and a resident of the Judson Community.


“I have considered it to be one of the greatest honors of my life to have been elected to this seat seven years ago. Serving the people of District Three and Covi-ngton County is extremely important to me, and I have made it a priority in my life. I would like to express my appreciation to all those who have voted for me in the past and the confidence they have placed in me. I would humbly ask for their vote once again to represent the people of District Three and Covington County.”

Elmore said the needs of his district and the overall economic viability of the entire county are what he works for every day.

“We must all work together to make this county the best it can be. That means doing all we can for economic development so the citizens of our county can find good jobs and support their families.”

During the current administration, Elmore said the commission formed an Industrial Development Authority, through which economic development may be encouraged and expedited. He said this was a very positive step in competing with other communities for economic and industrial growth. Elmore says the county commission must work closely with elected officials on local, state and federal levels, as well as other organizations, to attract business and industry to Covington County. Elmore pledged to continue working closely with those involved in economic and industrial development to place Covington County at the forefront of recruitment of new jobs for citizens, and also pledged to continue working with existing business owners in any possible way to ensure they thrive and grow. He said that small businesses have historically been the backbone of the economy in Covington County, and Elmore said that he is dedicated to making sure their importance is remembered.

Elmore spent most of his life as a farmer, which he says taught him the value of hard work, honesty and commitment – skills he brings with him to the job every day.

“I believe in being open about county government. It is essential to be honest and committed to protecting county finances and ensuring all monies are spent only after careful consideration and being openly communicated to our citizens.”

Elmore stated that the financial condition of the county is better than it has been in countless years.

“Our current finances are proof that hard work and careful spending can produce terrific results.”

Elmore also said that servicing and improving the many miles of dirt roads in District Three is also an important role in his day-to-day activities.

Elmore expressed his appreciation for the work Rep. Mike Jones and Sen. Jimmy Holley have done in helping with economic development and securing grant funding for our area.

“I will continue close working relationships with all elected officials in bringing economic growth, grants, and other funding sources and projects to our community to improve the quality of life for all our citizens and to make our county even better,” Elmore said.