Laney announces candidacy for mayor of Demopolis

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016

John Laney of Demopolis today declared his candidacy for Mayor of Demopolis.
“Demopolis is the people’s city. The mayor is a servant of the people leading the city forward. Accomplishing this goal requires an advocate for the people of the city,” Laney said.
Laney said the city’s mayor “must be active in reaching out to potential economic development clients. In my career in industry, I have dealt with decision makers at all levels. I understand their needs and desires,” he said.
Laney is former plant manager at CEMEX, former chairman of Demopolis Industrial Development Board and now serves as president of the Marengo County Historical Society.

John Laney has announced he will be running for mayor of Demopolis in this summer's city election.

John Laney has announced he will be running for mayor of Demopolis in this summer’s city election.

“As mayor, I will work with the city department heads and use my experience, skills and perspective gained from 36 years of being in industries where budgeting and meeting budgets was essential to success,” he said.
“I believe that for us to move forward as a community we need to have a sense of urgency and accountability. I will be a mayor that provides both.”
He stressed that the city “must have excellent healthcare and educational systems, essential for our quality of life, economic development and for attracting new residents to Demopolis.”
Laney added, “The foundation of any thriving community should include the arts, shopping and recreation. If we want to attract strong companies to the area with better jobs, we must work to enhance and expand these categories.
“I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for mayor of the City of Demopolis,” he said. “I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens and tackling challenges.”
Laney may be contacted through his Twitter account, @JohnL249, or by email,

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