Sipper announces candidacy for City Council, District Four

Published 9:51 am Friday, August 12, 2016

Jerry Sipper has announced his candidacy for City Councilman, District Four.

“I have lived and worked in Crenshaw County all my life and in the City of Luverne for the past 34 years,” Sipper said.

“I am retired from law enforcement after 20 plus years. I have been married to Annette Schofield Sipper for 52 years, and we have two sons, Scott and Jason Sipper.

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If elected to the City Council, Sipper pledges to work with all councilpersons and the mayor for the betterment of Luverne.

“My view is to improve the way we conduct the city’s business rather than to change it,” he said.

“For instance, we need to enforce our ordinances equally across the board, not against just a few. We need to have work sessions before council meetings so all councilpersons can be informed about the city’s business. We need to spend city money wisely and take care of our city employees by offering better pay for all departments. The city does not need to me micromanaged by the mayor but have a liaison appointed to each department.”

As a candidate and past member of the Luverne City Council, Sipper believes in meeting problems head on, working to solve problems rather than tabling them meeting after meeting.

Sipper is a Certified Municipal Official by the Alabama League of Municipalities, and is also a member of a statewide committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources.

“If I am elected, my promise to you is that I will still be a voice for the people. Let experience work for you,” he said.

“I am earnestly asking for your vote and support in the August 23rd city election.”