White announces he will seek re-election

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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Greg White announced today that he will seek re-election to the office of Chairman of the Covington County Commission in 2020. He will be subject to the Republican Primary scheduled for March 3(which is also the Presidential Primary date for Alabama) and then the November 3, 2020 general election.

“I believe that the experiences I have, from having served 17½ years as Chairman previously, and in being a small business owner for many years, will enhance our successes in Covington County in the coming years,” White said. “I thoroughly enjoy serving the people of our county, and I will be honored if given the opportunity to serve as Chairman again.”

“I look forward to visiting all areas of the county in the coming months, and hearing the issues that concern voters, as well as their ideas for ways to improve our county government’s accountability and efficiency.

White explained further, “I have a record of bi-partisanship as a board member of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, where we work together across the state – Democrats and Republicans – to improve county government.”

County government will need to become more effective and efficient, and carefully consider and develop its mission, to move Covington County forward” White stated. My experiences give me a perspective that will allow me to have a positive influence in the discussions and debates of the County Commission to the benefit of all of our citizens, including the working men and women that make up the Commission’s workforce.”

“I have a strong record of supporting our education systems and recreation in Covington County. The various county Administrations that I have been part of completed almost 40 school and recreation projects – including construction of ballfields and site prep for school construction. My interest is in looking for better ways to utilize the taxpayers’ money to benefit all of our county.” Working in cooperation with our local communities and towns, we have seen positive results in our sales tax revenue, and new jobs recently that indicate successes in our economic development efforts.

White was appointed by former Governor Fob James in 1995 to Chair the Covington County Commission, and was four times elected by the voters of Covington County to serve in this capacity.

Greg grew up in Covington County. He and his wife, Jan, have lived in Covington County since moving back here in 1980. Their daughter Kelley and her husband Chase Nolen, along with their two daughters, make Covington County their home as well.

In 2010, Gov. Bob Riley appointed Greg as one of six Alabama Commissioners to represent our state on the Southern Rail Commission. He subsequently served three Governors in this capacity, and he was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve on the three-state compact’s Executive Committee, where he served six years, as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chairman and two years as Chairman.

White was a founding board member of Sav-A-Life, Crossover Ministry, and the Andalusia City Schools Foundation. He continues to be involved in each of these, and in numerous other religious and civic efforts across Covington County. He and Jan are active members at Southside Baptist Church in Andalusia, where he has participated in several mission trips to Haiti.