Northey announces bid for county seat

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kenneth Northey of Opp has announced his bid for County Commissioner District 1.

A lifelong resident of Covington County, Northey has spent the last 20 years operating a poultry and cattle farm. He is a member of the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association and a board member of the Covi-ngton County Cattl-emen’s Assoc-iation and the Covington County Farmer’s Federation, where he currently serves as the vice chairman of the poultry division.


“I feel there’s a lot more to being a county commissioner than dirt roads and paved roads,” he said. “I like to think of myself as a candidate for all the people of Covington County.

“In the farming business, there are some things that aren’t addressed or asked, and that’s what led me to think about running,” Northey said. “I’m a common person, and I can relate to all people, listen to their wants and needs and come up with practical solutions.”

Northey is the son of Joyce Robertson and the late Joe Northey. He and his wife, Kim who is a rural mail carrier in Opp, reside in the Opine Community. The couple has three daughters, one of whom is a student at Opp High School, and two sons.

He is running on the Republican ticket.