Booth announces bid for Opp council

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mike Booth has announced his candidacy to seek re-election to the Opp City Council in District 3.

“Opp has given so much to me and my family over the years,” he said. “We have been blessed, and we want to continue to give back.”

Booth said that supporting services and organizations that contribute to the quality of life in Opp are important.

“Supporting our local, privately owned businesses, Opp’s health care industries, schools, Opp Public Library, parks and recreation, fire department, police department, and all city employees will be forefront with us,” he said. “We would like to remind you how large and vital our health care industry is to our city. They are vital to our survival and growth; they make a huge impact in the economy.”

Booth said they will be aware of the taxpayer’s dollar.

“We will make sure that your dollar is spent only when needed and always appreciate your input in matters that concern you,” he said. “We will represent all the citizens, not just a chosen few. It is essential that we all work together to move Opp forward.

Booth is an Opp High School graduate, class of 1971, and attended Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia.

He retired from the federal government as a crash rescue structural firefighter at Ft. Rucker.



Booth, also, served as a volunteer with the Opp Fire Department.

He is married to Marsha Jackson Booth, an OHS graduate and Troy University graduate. She is a retired teacher serving Opp City Schools for more than 30 years. She has worked part-time with Dr. Bob Williams for the last 10 years.

The pair have two children, also graduates of Opp High School. Devin is the girls’ basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Opelika High School; Michael works for Sonoco in Opp and his wife, Stacey is produce manager at IGA.

They have three grandchildren – Dawson, an eighth grader at Opp Middle School, Haylee a fourth grader at Opp Elementary School and Harper in kindergarten at OES.

“Marsha and I are concerned that so many of our senior citizens are struggling to pay their bills,” Booth said. “We pledge to be an advocate for the senior citizens in District 3, as well as districts 1, 2, 4 and 5.”