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Serving county sparks interest in Fenwick

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Running for Commissioner District 2 in the upcoming Primary election is Tony Fenwick.

Originally from Putnam County, Fenwick has lived in Clay County for 20 years. Because he is retired, Fenwick said he will be able to put all his time and attention into the position, if elected.

"I've got time on my hands, and I wanted to give something back to the county and the area," he said. "I'm retired, so I have plenty of time to do it."

Fenwick believes there will always be work that needs to be done within the county including maintenance on the courthouse and jail, as well as maintaining county roads.

"You have to sit down and look at the budget and see what you can do to get as much out of it as you can," he said.

"You only have so much you can spend, but you just have to prioritize what needs to be done and go down the line and do it."

Fenwick said ditching needs to be done to help prevent more damage to county roads.

"There's never enough money to do what we need to do, but we have to keep things in as good of shape as we can," he said.

Married with two children of his own and two stepchildren, Fenwick worked at the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 20 years, including 15 years in the maintenance department. He said, if elected, commissioner would be his only job.

"The job is going to take a lot of hours, and I want to put into it everything I can to get the job done," Fenwick said. "I just want to do as much as I can for the county."