Easterling announces bid for Clanton Council

Published 9:20 pm Monday, July 21, 2008

Bobby Easterling has qualified to seek re-election for the Ward 3 seat on the Clanton City Council.

“I have served the people of Ward 3 for almost 32 years,” Easterling said.

“And I want to continue to use the experience I have gained to help Clanton grow and be a better pace to live and work.”

Easterling serves as chairman of the council’s fire department committee and is a member of the council’s street committee. A former volunteer fireman (25 years), Easterling said he is proud of the advancements made in the city’s fire department.

“In the past several years the City of Clanton has built two new fire stations and purchased fire-fighting equipment that lists Clanton as one of the best equipped fire departments in the state. I am proud of the work done by our volunteer firemen and will continue to work with them to further improve the department.”

A retired businessman, Easterling operated Easterling BP more than 30 years here.

“My experience in running a business here helps me in my role as a member of the city council.

It is important that we obtain the best value for your money the council spends. Just like when I was in business,” Easterling said.

“I work hard on the council to make sure we spend your money wisely.”

Easterling, a Chilton native, is married to the former Gearldene Melton and is the father of a daughter, Valerie, and a son, Kelly. They have two grandchildren, Gavin and Trey Speaks.

“I firmly believe Clanton has a bright future and I want to continue to work for the people of Ward 3 to bring about the orderly growth of our community. We are working on several big projects right now and I am confident that the experience I have gained over the years on the council will enable to make the right choices about these projects over the next four years,” Easterling said.

The election for city council in Clanton will be held August 26. Ward 3 voters will vote at City Hall.

“I hope you agree that experience and knowledge of the operations of the city will be important in the coming four years and that you the people of Ward 3 will allow me to continue to serve you.

I want to thank you for your support in the past and for your support and vote on August 26.” he said.