Q&A: Unopposed 6th District Levy Court commissioner on the issues

Name: Glen M. Howell

Party: Republican

Office Sought: 6th District Levy Court commissioner

Age: 65

Occupation: Retired teacher (29 years), Retired military (29 years), current county commissioner

Family: Wife of 38 years Nora (Hanna) Howell. Daughters: Lindsay, Katie, Annie. Son: Mitch.

Elective Experience: Elected county commissioner 2010, 2014

Glen Howell

Why are you running for this office?

I want to fight government expansion, avoid tax increases and serve county residents.

What about your background qualifies you for this office?

I’m qualified because of my education, military background and civic activity.

What would be your top priority if elected?

My priority this fiscal year will be improving public works.

If you could change one county policy or law, what would it be?

I’m open to suggestions.

What are the biggest issues presently facing county government?

The biggest issue are our much needed sewer improvements.

What are the biggest opportunities presently on the county’s horizons?

Our biggest opportunities lie in creating a favorable business atmosphere.

What, if anything, should be done to increase revenue for the county or cut spending?

We do not need any increase in revenue.

Surveys conducted during the drafting of the county’s new 2018 Comprehensive Plan indicated that residents were most concerned about future economic development. What role should the county take in this?

Do what the plan has outlined by accommodating business pursuits.

 

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