Election guide: Chilton County CommissionBy Staff Reports Published 10:11am Monday, November 5, 2012
Heedy Hayes (i)
•Family: Wife, Martha Hayes; daughter, Melanie Key; two grandchildren.
•Education: High school education at Jemison High.
•Personal message: Born May 16, 1940 in a coal-mining town named Boothton. I lived there until the mines closed in 1951 when I moved to Chilton County and have lived here until today. I finished school in 1958, have been married to Martha Tillery Hayes for 52 years, have been a member of Union Springs Baptist Church since 1966. Two of my main goals are more economic growth, and to improve the road system.
Joseph J. (Joe) Headley (i)
•Family: Wife, Michelle Headley; three children.
•Education: Attended Verbena High School and a graduate from John Patterson Tech College.
•Personal message: As a lifetime citizen, I have had the privilege to have served as your commissioner for eight years. I have taken this job seriously and my record shows my dedication. I have not missed a meeting in my eight years. I have brought morals, integrity and most of all accountability to the commission. I have provided the minutes from the commission meeting to the citizens of Chilton County for the past eight years; that was part of my platform for accountability. I am the people’s commissioner with an open door policy. You may not always get the answer you want, but you will get the truth. I have been successfully self-employed for 35 years and qualified to manage a $12 million budget or more each year. I ask for your votes and support in the Nov. 6 general election. See you at the polls.
Tim Mims (i)
•Family: Daughter, Perrin Mims, 22, student at the University of Montevallo; son, T.R. Mims, 12, student at Maplesville in sixth grade.
•Education: Graduated from Maplesville High School and two years of college.
•Personal message: More than 24 years of public service in Chilton County, including 12 years on the County Commission and eight years as Mayor of Maplesville. I am honored to have been elected each of the last four years as Chairman of the Commission by the commissioners. I appreciate the other commissioners for working together to make the commission effective and staying within the budget for the past four years. I am dedicated to working hard to insure the commission wisely uses your dollars to benefit as many people as possible. I have been owner of Mims Memorials for six years and continue to work part time at Martin Funeral Home. I have worked in the funeral business for 36 years and most of it was at Martin Funeral Home.