Adams announces bid for District 4 seat

Published 12:21 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kyle Adams has announced his candidacy for Covington County Commission in District 4.



Adams is a resident of the Loango community in Northwest Covington County. He was born and reared in Covington County, and is a 2004 graduate of Red Level High School. He earned an associate’s degree from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in 2007.

Adams has been a member of the Alabama Army National Guard since the age of 17. Between high school and junior college, Adams deployed with the 1/117TH Field Artillery to Iraq, where he served for a year. Adams is currently stationed at 62nd Troop Command in Montgomery, and holds the rank of staff sergeant.

Adams began his career in law enforcement in 2007. He is currently employed by River Falls Police Department as a K9 patrol officer.

Adams is very involved in the community. He has served in the past as Booster Club president at Red Level High School, and currently serves as vice president of the Covington County Babe Ruth League, a member of the Covington County Recreation Board, and treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Police – South Alabama Lodge 19.

He is an active member of Mill Creek Baptist Church in the Sanford community.

He and his wife of 10 years, Tori Adams, have two children. Parker, 9, and Cody, 5. They are expecting their third child, Baby Annabeth, soon. Mrs. Adams has been a teacher at Red Level High School for 10 years.

Adams said some of the largest challenges the county will face include stretching tax dollars for the current and expected growth in Covington County.

“We must keep up with the growth of the area with budget restraints in mind to make all attempts to keep up with the maintenance, and repairing existing interior roadways for the current citizens within the community,” Adams said.

He has a passion for helping youth, and said he would like to explore possibilities to expand recreational activities for all youth in the county.

“We must increase our communication with all local entities so we can make a positive impact on our community,” he said. “Having power is not something that should be abused, but utilized to provide for those that one serves.”

Services should be provided fairly and impartially, he said, adding that elected officials should be transparent and accountable.

“There is no limit to the good that one person can do as long as they are not concerned about whom gets the credit,” Adams said. “I wish to work hard to build a better tomorrow. That is why I am running for election as your Covington County Commissioner for District 4.”