Tony Fenwick (R), Brazil, is running for commissioner, District 2, in the upcoming election.
Fenwick is retired after 20 years working for the Federal Bureau Prison. With his background in maintenance and construction, Fenwick believes he is qualified for the job.
"I would like to give something back to the community," he said. "With my background in the maintenance department, I believe I have the experience to give back to the community and help out."
After working in the private sector as a contractor, Fenwick said he understands how important good communication is.
"Being a supervisor for close to 27 years, supervising inmates and in the private sector, I've learned to deal with people," Fenwick said, who has worked with contractors on a daily basis due to his past experiences. "It's important to make people understand what you want done. My experience has helped me learn how to communicate with people."
Fenwick has three main goals if he is elected.
"I'd like to be as efficient as we can be with our funds so we're getting the most out of our money as we can," he said. He also wants to have a comprehensive plan for the county highway department and a maintenance plan set up for the county buildings.
"I believe my background in maintenance and construction can bring a new perspective to this position," Fenwick, who has lived in Clay County for 20 years, said. "I believe my working in a private sector as a contractor and 15 years in the maintenance department will give me the background to make good decisions."
Fenwick has been married for 20 years. He has four children and one granddaughter.
The 2012 election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.