Whittle seeking seat on Commission

Published 3:05 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Allin Whittle has announced his intent to seek a seat on the Butler County Commission.

Whittle, who will run as a Democrat, is seeking the District 4 seat, which is currently held by Jimmy Crum.

“As a commissioner I will follow the law and honor (the citizens of District 4) by being their representative on the County Commission,” Whittle said. “I will listen to their concerns and make decisions based on their input.”

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Whittle said his top priority will be helping bring jobs to the county.

“I see a real need for jobs in Butler County,” he said. “We need good paying jobs, and I want to work with the commission to help bring those jobs to Butler County.”

Whittle, who serves as assistant superintendent for the Butler County Board of Education, said his experience in the school system would be an asset when recruiting businesses.

“I have quite a bit of experience in recruiting,” he said. “Recruiting teachers and businesses are similar. Both want to know what Butler County has to offer them.”

Whittle cited his numerous relationships across the state as another recruiting asset.

Along with bringing new businesses to the county, Whittle said he would also seek to find ways to secure funds for roadwork.

Whittle and his wife Betty have two children and three grandchildren. He serves on the advisory board for BankTrust and is a past board member at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital. He was also a founding member of the YMCA and is a deacon at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.