Current Clay County Commissioner President Charlie Brown (D), Brazil, is running for re-election for District 2.
Brown has been a commissioner for eight years. He believes his experience in county government, skills with budgeting, his hands-on approach and passion for the community all qualify him for the position.
"I've been involved in the community all my life," Brown said. "I'm very much interested in the roads and economic development of this county."
After 30 years of working for General Motors, Brown retired in 1996 and currently devotes all his time to his work as a commissioner.
"Big changes are coming up," Brown said. "It's an exciting time to be a part of that. I've always been heavily involved in the community. I want to see this place grow and see young people raise their families here and have decent jobs. I think that's important."
Brown said his goals if re-elected are to follow through creating new jobs for the community by bringing new companies to the area and working on more development near the interstate.
"I want to make new job opportunities, and I plan to work on the roads," Brown said. "I want to keep being involved like I have been all my life. I want to see things grow here and for people to have a future here."
After living in Clay County for almost 60 years, Brown said he doesn't plan to retire from the community anytime soon.
"This is my whole life," Brown said.
"I'm not going to retire. I believe in this community, and I want to continue to work on it until the day I die."
Brown has been married for 45 years.
He has two children and five grandchildren.
The 2012 election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.