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England seeks commission seat

Published 5:56pm Friday, January 13, 2012

Dan England has announced his intent to seek the position of Marengo County Commissioner in District 2. He will run as a Republican.

“I plan to be a commissioner for the people. I also want to bring back some integrity and fiscal responsibility to the county commissioner office,” he said. “I plan to make all Marengo County political offices accountable for their actions.”

England served in the United States Army Reserve for 28 years retiring as a field grade major in the armor branch. He said that background would serve him well in leading a district of the county commission.

“Military service has given me the leadership experience and the integrity to be successful in this office,” he said. “I love America and I want to continue to serve those who call it home as a commissioner.”

England acquired his professional land surveyor license in 1981 and has lived in Demopolis for the last 26 years. He and his wife, Ellen, have two daughters. He retired from Gulf States Paper Corporation were he served as chief surveyor in a management position. He currently owns England Survey and Mapping and provide surveying services to the public. He attended Itawamba Community College in northeast Mississippi and in 1983, he was elected Monroe County Surveyor in northeast Mississippi.

“As a Christian man, I want to give God the credit for all my successes in life. He has truly blessed me with much more than I deserve, he said. “I plan to run as a Republican for several reasons. If any of the rumors of corruption within the different commissioner districts are true, I will not tolerate it…The United States was founded on more than one party system of politics. Having more than one party involved in the county leads to a very healthy, balanced and efficient government. I do want to make my leadership and responsibility available to all the people in my district to include Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and the Tea Party, as well.”

– from staff reports

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