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Withers running for re-election in District 1

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Commissioner Jack Withers (D), from District 1 in Knightsville, is running for re-election.

After retiring from owning his own business for 25 years, Withers became a county commissioner and has held the position for six years.

"I'm the type of individual who wants something to do, and as a commissioner I can contribute to the taxpayer," Withers said. "I've worked 20 years in public works, but being a commissioner I have the opportunity to help the people of Clay County."

Withers, who has lived in Clay County his entire life, said he always has to be busy and doesn't like just sitting around.

"I'm not a sitter," he said. "If I was 90-years-old and physically able, I would be doing something. I wouldn't just be sitting around."

And that's not what Withers is doing now. He said he has helped with road and ditch work as a commissioner. He said he wants to keep up the work, as his goal is to improve the condition of county roads.

"The biggest thing I want to work on since the wheel tax has been commissioned is the condition of the county roads," he said. "I don't know this for sure, but I feel like the money will be there in the next five years and the county will see a major difference."

Withers said he has the experience to qualify him for the job, as well as his love for working with people.

"I love people, and I love to deal with people," Withers told The Brazil Times. "Sometimes it's not pleasant, but I can handle whatever comes my way. I have so far."

Withers has been married for 20 years with four children and six grandchildren. He said anyone who has an issue in his district needs to contact him.

"I'm there for the people," he said. "All they have to do is contact me if they have a problem that needs addressed."

The 2012 election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.