"I was on the Brazil City Council for a long time," Lovett said, "and I didn't win in the last election, so I thought I'd like to try and work for the county."
With 16 years on the Brazil City Council, Lovett said he believes he has plenty of experience to "bring to the table."
"I have a lot to offer, and I love to do that kind of work," he said.
During his last two terms as City Councilman for Ward 4, Lovett worked and helped to complete the Pinckley Street Repaving Project and the Brazil Water Tower Replacement Project.
"I have contacts with a lot of people from the city," he said. "I'd like to get the city and county working together as a team more."
For 50 years, Lovett worked as a meat cutter with 25 years as a meat manager in Brazil, Terre Haute and Clay City until he retired in 2008. For three years, he was employed by the City of Brazil, Storm and Wastewater Department.
Lovett was a Brazil City Police Reserve Officer for 13 years, a member of the City of Brazil Board of Public Works for 10 years, a member of the Brazil Zoning Board for four years and the Forest Park Golf Course/City Council Liaison for three years.
"I know the ins and outs of what needs to be done to get projects going," Lovett said. "I'm familiar with the streets and county roads and what equipment is needed."
Lovett has been married and widowed twice. He has six children and 40 grandchildren.