Commission chairman Greg White announces re-election bid
Published 11:00 am Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Republican Greg White announced Friday, Sept. 29, that he is seeking re-election to the position of Chairman of the Covington County Commission.
“I consider it an honor to serve the people of Covington County on our County Commission,” White said. “In recent years, we have been able to maintain a balanced budget, improve our fund balances, and continue to lower our long-term debt; all while providing annual cost of living raises for our employees and meeting new demands that have confronted government at every level.”
“We continue to experience steady growth in our local economy, but there is more work to be done. I believe it’s important that the Commission be fully engaged in growing our economy. I am pleased that the Commission continues to partner with LBW to provide enhanced job training to support our local employers. And we’ve been able to partner with our communities to enhance our quality-of-life offerings from splash pads, to walking trails, to ball fields.”
“We have also effectively utilized the funds provided by Alabama’s new (Rebuild Alabama) gas tax, along with several federal grants we have been awarded, to resurface roads and replace bridges, serving and benefitting every Covington County citizen. There is nothing I consider more important than spending public dollars wisely and with integrity. We have done that in Covington County.”
“Covington County is a wonderful place to live and we need to keep our quality of life high,” White added. “It is important that we continue to provide the basic needs to our citizens: excellent roads, safety and security for our families, and quality education for our children.”
Greg is a CPA in private practice as a partner in White, McClung and Barber LLC, a firm located in Andalusia. He has worked in public accounting since 1984, serving individuals, small businesses, and non-profits.
Greg and his wife Jan have a long history of church, civic and community involvement. They were founding board members of Sav-A-Life of Covington County (a crisis pregnancy center ministry). He was also a founding board member of an addiction recovery ministry (Crossover Ministry) and of the Andalusia City Schools Foundation, and they both continue to serve those and other organizations.
“As a strong conservative, I will always stand up for and protect the individual rights of our citizens,” White concluded. “Working together, we can protect and improve Covington County for future generations, including my two granddaughters Savannah and Emily.”
Greg is a 40-year member of the Civitan Club, and he and Jan participate in choir and mission endeavors through their church, Southside Baptist of Andalusia. They are both graduates of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.
He will be a candidate for election in the Republican Primary, which is scheduled for March 5, 2024.