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Freeman seeking commission seat

Published 6:37pm Friday, January 20, 2012

David Freeman has announced his intent to seek the office of Marengo County Commissioner in District 2. He will run as a Democrat.

Freeman, a resident of Marengo County for the past 55 years, has had a long career in the forestry industry and is currently employed at Wallace Wood Products where he serves as procurement manager.

That experience, Freeman said, would go a long way in helping guide Marengo County through coming growth and progress.

“I know every road in Marengo County,” he said. “I have an understanding of road equipment and maintenance. I understand the life expectancy of equipment. I know how to create and work within a budget and, most importantly, I know how to work with people to accomplish goals.”

Freeman, who is seeking elected office for the first time, said jobs were near the top of his priority list as was securing the county’s financial standing.

“I feel very strongly about creating new jobs,” he said. “We need to work with and support our Industrial Development Board. We should fully understand the nature of all capital expenditures and what return on investments will be. I will be a good steward of Marengo County’s assets.”

Freeman holds an associate’s degree in forestry from Monroeville Junior College and has served on the Alabama Logging Council. Freeman also serves as Chairman of the Demopolis Park and Recreation Board and has held several positions with the First United Methodist Church of Demopolis. He said seeking elected office was a way for him to give back to a community that has given him a lot over the past five-plus decades.

“I have made a good living here and my wife and I have raised our family here,” he said.

“Now my daughter and her family have come back to live here. I want to use my life experiences to better this city and county community. I know the people and care about the future of this community. I don’t have all the answers but I will work tirelessly to find them.”

Freeman and his wife, Mary Beth, have been married for 31 years. The couple has one daughter and one granddaughter.

 

– from staff reports

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