In an effort to help the public make informed decisions in the upcoming Consolidated Election April 4th, we at WROY/WRUL News asked candidates in the contested races for the City of Carmi to fill out a short questionnaire.
Carmi Township Highway Commissioner
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a Lifelong citizen of Carmi white county. I graduated from CWCHS in 1995. I then went to Olney central on a baseball scholarship. Employed at the Carmi township road district for 6+ years. I was raised by a single mother of 4 Sherry McEwing who instilled hard work into us at an early age and taught us that nothing is given to you, you have to earn it. Engaged to a strong woman Mesia Jackson and am a devoted father. I believe family come first and that a handshake is a binding contract.
- Why do you want to serve?
I am very passionate and truly do love my job. I believe that everyone in some way should do something to make their community better and to give back. I have been giving this job a 110 percent and that is one way I feel I’m giving back and making a difference. I have big plans for the future of the Carmi township road district if elected.
- What are the biggest issues you see facing your desired position? How do you plan to address these issues?
I wouldn’t be able to narrow it down to one big issue but a few important projects that need to be assessed. One of the many issues for example would be snow removal equipment needs to be more efficient. The township has always had a great board of trustees and i am really excited, if elected ,with working to achieve these goals.
- What sets you apart from the other candidates? Why should voters choose you on April 4th?
I believe it would be impossible to compare with the passion, experience, and work ethic I have for this position. Being the highway road commissioner is more than throwing a few political signs out. It’s 2 o’clock phone calls that there is a tree down across the road, it’s 100° patching in summer, snow removal on Christmas morning, being available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, I know that because that’s what I’ve done with my time here. I have been fortunate to have a lot of great people behind me and am excited. If elected, I will move forward and raise the bar for Carmi Township Road commissioner.