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Adams announces candidacy for commission chairman

Kyle Adams of Red Level has announced his candidacy for Covington County Commission Chairman.

Adams was born and raised in Covington County and currently resides in the Loango community in Northwest Covington County.

A 2004 graduate of Red Level High School, and a 2007 graduate of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Adams holds an associate’s degree from LBW and values the opportunities of local learning institutions and the opportunities afforded to residents as a result.

Since the age of 17, Adams has been a member of the Alabama Army National Guard.  In 2005, Adams’ deployed with the 1/117th Field Artillery to Iraq, where he served a fifteen-month tour.  Currently, Adams is stationed at 62nd Troop Command in Montgomery, Alabama where he holds the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In keeping with his theme of service, Adams began his career in Law Enforcement in 2007.  Over the course of his tenure in law enforcement, Adams has worked for the Covington County Sheriff’s Department and is currently employed with River Falls Police Department.

While Adams has enjoyed a vibrant career, his greatest earthly accomplishment is his family. Adams has been married to Tori Adams, counselor at Red Level Elementary School, for 14 years.  Together, they have three children: Parker (13), Cody (9), and Annabeth (3).

Inspired by John F. Kennedy’s words during a high school history course, Adams has lived up to the vow he made to give back to his country and community. Adams is very involved in the community. Over the course of his adult life, he has served as the booster club president for the local high school’s football team and currently serves as president for Red Level’s youth football program. In addition, Adams serves as president of the Covington County Babe Ruth League, member of the Covington County Emergency 911 Board, and Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police – South Alabama Lodge 19.

Adams is an active member of Mill Creek Baptist church in the Sanford Community, where he serves as a deacon.

Some of the largest challenges when elected to this office will be stretching our tax dollars for the growth that we are experiencing and the expected continued growth coming to 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 has a passion for helping youth and has worked to increase funding for recreational opportunities in our county and will continue to do so. Adams would also like to make sure that access to the waterways becomes available to all residents of the county.

Some of the largest challenges when elected to this office will be continuing to work to find business that is suitable to Covington County.

Over the last four years, the county has worked to improve our road conditions, to include trimming of trees on the right of way to improving the condition of dirt roads in our county. With the recently passed gas tax beginning soon, we must have leadership who is fair and willing to improve the roads in our county, based on severity and density factors, rather than political factors.

We must increase our communication skills with all local entities so we can make a positive impact on our community.

Having power is not something that should be abused but utilized to provide for those that one serves in their position, and to provide the services on a fair and impartial level and do what is best for the community while making all attempts to remain transparent and accountable. Working with the citizens and listening to their true concerns can do this.

There is no limit to the good that one person can do as long as they are not concerned about who gets the credit.

With a heart for the community and its residents, Adams plans to build a five, ten, and fifteen-year plan for Covington County, so that we can set goals and actively work to achieve them. With strong, open, and reliable leadership, Covington County can reach unprecedented levels similar to that of its contemporaries.

Adams encourages you to contact him with any questions at adams1868@gmail.com or follow him on Facebook.