Freeman announces for circuit clerk

Published 2:56 pm Friday, December 16, 2011

Kenny Freeman has qualified to seek of the office of Marengo County Circuit Clerk. He will run as a Democrat.

Freeman, a partner at West Alabama Real Estate and currently employed with Personal Touch, said his experience in dealing with the public and operating a small business would help improve efficiencies in the office of circuit clerk.

“I feel as though I bring honesty, integrity, leadership and a strong work ethic to the ballot for circuit clerk,” he said. “I have been a partner in my own company and I have worked in the retail market for a number of years. I have learned invaluable lessons in dealing with the public as well as all aspects of running a business.”

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Freeman, who is seeking elected office for the first time, said out-going circuit clerk Rusty Nichols leaves big shoes to fill but that he looked forward to guiding the office through budget and other challenges.

“These will be challenging, but by maintaining the present excellent staff, they can be addressed and the office can continue to move forward,” he said.

Freeman – a lifelong resident of Marengo County – has two sons, Jake and Will, and is a member of Gallion Baptist Church where he has served as Sunday School Director, Brotherhood Director, Training Union Teacher, RA Director and is a member of the choir.

Freeman has also served as President of the Demopolis Quarterback Club for the past five years, Chairman of the Marengo County National Wild Turkey Federation, Chairman of the Marengo County Ducks Unlimited Chapter, Fundraiser for the United Mitochondrial Foundation, served as a little league baseball coach for seven years, a volunteer with the Boy Scouts, volunteer with the Christmas on the River day parade as well as volunteer efforts through the Demopolis school system.

In 2009 Freeman was recognized by the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce with its Community Spirit Award and was also named Christmas on the River’s St. Nick that same year.

“As my volunteer experience has grown, my desire and commitment to serve my community has increased as well,” Freeman said of his reason for seeking office. “When Rusty Nichols told me he was not running for re-election, I looked at this as an opportunity to continue to serve my community in a larger capacity.”

Freeman cited his honesty, work ethic and time-tested leadership as the strengths he would bring to the office.

“The citizens of Marengo County will never have any question or doubt as to my honesty and the trust they will place in me to handle their financial and clerical matters,” he said.

“I have been involved in numerous civic organizations and each of these organizations have not only benefited from my leadership, but have grown and expanded their impact and importance to the community.”

– from staff reports