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Allender has goal of improving roads and budget

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Brazil resident Bryan K. Allender, a Republican, is running for Clay County Commissioner District 1 during the upcoming Primary election.

Allender, who's family used to own Tracer Trailer, Brazil, said he thinks the county's main concern is road conditions, which in turn is his main goal if he is elected.

"I think the roads could be better than what they are," he said. "I would like to get the roads in a lot better shape."

Another goal of Allender's is working on the county budget.

"I'd like to get rid of a lot of wasteful spending, because I think that is a problem we have," Allender said.

"Extra money is being spent on bridges that doesn't need to be. I want to see where the budget is standing and why we are spending so much on certain things, but roads are my biggest concern."

Allender, owner of Allender Trucking, Inc., Brazil, said he travels all over Clay County due to his business.

"I see what all needs to be done," he said.

If elected, Allender will sacrifice work for his business.

"It's going to hurt my business because I won't be able to work for the county because of conflict of interest," Allender, who's owned the company since 2000, said. "But I see the way things (in the county) need to change."

Allender, who is married with one child, said "there's not a good road in Clay County," and he wants to do something to change that.

"Everybody I've talked to said that's their biggest concern -- roads and ditches."