Calloway seeks circuit clerk

Published 8:31 pm Friday, January 6, 2012

Frank Calloway, Jr. has announced his intent to seek the office of Marengo County Circuit Clerk. He will run as a Democrat.

He is currently employed with Butler and Company, Inc. and the First Baptist Church in Butler where he serves as the minister of music. He has 20 years in full-time music ministry and is currently bi-vocational, 10 years in sales with Newell Paper Company, 20 years experience as an adjunct instructor for Alabama Southern Community College and taught two years with Demopolis City Schools. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Alabama and MCM in Music Education and Voice from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Calloway, who is seeking elected office for the first time, cited maintaining much of the established efficiencies of the clerk’s office among the top-priorities.

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“I consider myself to be a team player and that is what it is going to take to continue the direction that Rusty Nichols has established in the circuit clerk’s office,” he said, citing organization, budget development and implementation, personnel supervision, working knowledge of computers and problem solving among his strengths. “I also feel that I will be able to offer the necessary leadership required…My experience in working with the people and leadership will serve me well in this capacity. With the changing economic climate I have the opportunity to identify and assist in solving problems that may arise in our state and county. It will be both challenging and exciting.”

Calloway and his wife, Willene, have been married for 39 years and have two children – a son, Jeremy (Lauren) and a daughter, Lisa (Adam) McHugh – and six grandchildren. They have lived in Marengo County for 33 years.

Calloway served on the Demopolis Board of Education for 10 years; was the first director of the Demopolis Singers; works in the press box for DHS football games; coached summer baseball; conducted the Singing Christmas Tree at the Demopolis Civic Center for Christmas on the River and the DHS Choir at Bluff Hall and directed First Baptist Church Handbell Choir at the Gaineswood open house for several years.

“As an elected official we should be committed to the people who elected us,” Calloway said, citing his commitment to honesty, integrity and character. “I have devoted my life to serving and helping people.”