Election guide: Chilton County Commission

Published 10:11 am Monday, November 5, 2012

Editor’s note: To help voters make informed decisions in local elections on Tuesday, The Clanton Advertiser collected biographical information and personal messages from those running for the offices of Chilton County Commission. Each candidate for the commission is listed below. Also included is a sample ballot. Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at regular polling places.

Bobby Agee (incumbent)

Robert R. “Shelby” Binion

•Age: 63

•Family: Wife, Lucy Binion; children Carl, Jessie and Shawn; five grandchildren.

•Education: 12th grade education and six months of technical school.

SAMPLE BALLOT (click to enlarge)

•Personal message: I am a servant and a candidate. I have traveled all over Chilton County and I find there are roads that need improvement. We need more jobs and industry in this area and we need to look at our tax base and see where we go from here. We can make a difference if we choose new leadership instead of kinship and friendship. To get us to the next level if you want change, I need 1,000 people to vote for me seven times. Thank God and thank you for your vote on Nov. 6.

Allen Caton (i)

•Age: 58

•Family: Wife, Jann; son, Justin Caton; daughter, Cyndi Gilliland; three grandchildren.

•Education: 1972 graduate of Thorsby High School and two years of George C. Wallace.

•Personal message: I would like to continue working for the people of Chilton County. I would work with our industrial board to bring more industry to the county, which will create new local jobs. Working to bring more money to our road department for better roads and continuing to work with our parks department to secure more state funding to improve and expand our existing parks at Higgins Ferry Park and Minooka Parks. I want to continue being a commissioner that is always there for the people of Chilton County.