Race for Houston Co. District 2 Seat

Bobby Snellgrove has served on the Houston county commission for over a decade. When asked why he should be re-elected, he says it is experience that counts.

"With the experience that I have for the commissioner job for the last eleven years, it takes a lot of time to get this experience. Without this experience you will be led around for a long period of time, which I was to start with. But I have the experience to move Houston county forward in the future," says Bobby Snellgrove.

Challenger Doug Sinquefield says he will be a good, reliable representative, and promises he will keep the district informed on all issues.

"I will always follow up by going back to the people and making sure that they have those concerns met. And I can make sure I will be a representative that can contact those people and make sure they can keep the information in front of them, and they can know what is going on in our county government," Doug Sinquefield points out.

If elected, Sinquefield's top priorities include funding and first responders.

"One of the main concerns for our district here in district two is funding. Making sure that we see equal funding and representation come from our county commission. District two is a district that needs to have the revenue in order to maintain good fire safety for our volunteer fire department. We also need to be able to enhance the roads and the work of our rescue units who are doing a great service in district two here. Being able to fund them -- making sure they have adequate equipment," continues Sinquefield.

Snellgrove says he wants to make sure every household has "water in front of it" -- for fire safety.

He also wants to create jobs.

"Jobs would be next. We need jobs throughout Houston county. I think we will have a big announcement next week pertaining to jobs. We will continue seeking and working with the chamber in the city of Dothan, and the state to bring jobs to Houston county," Snellgrove says.

Both candidates agree that they need to work with local chambers of commerce and the state to maintain and attract jobs to Houston County.

"At all times, we are looking for new industry, for new manufacturing. Anything we can bring to this county that will bring jobs to the unemployed," adds Snellgrove.

"To see if we can't maintain the jobs that we do have, and searching diligently to find out if we can reach other corporations [and bring them] to our county, and create more jobs for our county," counters Sinquefield.

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