Crum seeking seat on Commission

Published 4:19 pm Friday, February 24, 2012

Jimmy Crum has announced his intent to seek re-election on the Butler County Commission.

Crum has represented District 4 for 16 years.

“I want to continue because we have some things we are working on, especially finances, that I believe I can be a great help to Butler County on,” Crum said.

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Crum said he would also like to continue to seek ways to improve the county’s road system and that he would work closely with the Butler County School system.

“Education will be a top priority,” he said.

Crum said he would work to help the school system find more funding.

“With the school system and the county starving for funds, we will be hard pressed to give the school system more money without increasing taxes,” he said. “I’ll work closely with them to find funds for the school system.”

Crum said the experience he has gained in his nearly two decades on the commission is an asset to Butler County.

“Progress and experience will move us forward,” Crum said.

Crum is a graduate of the Alabama County Commissioner’s College, which is sponsored by Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services.

“I’d just like to appeal to the citizens of District 4 to re-elect me as their commissioner,” he said. “I’d appreciate their vote and their support.”

Crum has four children. He has served on the resolution committee for the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama and the Butler County Commission for Economic Development.