Edward A. Nevins, 66, has lived in Clay County for 65 years. He lives in Staunton, where he has been on the town board since October and he graduated from Brazil High School in 1961. Nevins has been married to his wife Pat for 45 years and has two daughters.
Nevins became knowledgeable of the community in his childhood, while delivering the newspaper. Since then, he has been actively involved in the community.
The Democrat decided to run for council after numerous people expressed their concerns over taxes and jobs. He said property taxes have been a big problem.
"I've had several people come to me and tell me about buildings on their property that are no longer there anymore, but the property tax includes them," Nevins said.
People will have to go to the assessor's office to deal with it, which he said could be a difficult process. Nevins said he wants to help people.
"A big thing for me is to help people in this county," he said.
Another issue Nevins feels strongly about is employment. He said, as a councilman, he would work to keep jobs here and bring new jobs. He understands people need jobs.
Nevins said he would work for the people and listen to any suggestions they may have. He said he wants to do his best for the people and would be accountable for his actions. He believes the council should always take responsibility for their actions. Nevins looks forward to working on the council and the experience he would receive with county government and residents.
"I really enjoy working with people and want to do the best for them," he said.
Nevins is Clay County Democrat Central Committee Secretary and Democrat Vice Committeemen Posey 2 Precinct. He takes part in sports and activities involved with his grandchildren.