District 5 Board of Commissioners (R)
Platform: Improved cooperation within county and larger community, balanced budget, improved workforce
Current profession: Retired
Quote: “I feel we need to get to more of a cooperative phase in our county, like we have had in the past. We need to have less partisanship, less personal agenda,” Dimsdale said. “We all really need to focus on what’s best for the community. We can do that by working together. We have enough issues facing us to absorb our time without having all of these peripheral things going on.” Question: You have been a county commissioner previously, but were not re-elected the last time in District 2. Why should Republican voters of District 5 choose you to represent them in a new district?
Answer: The voters should be comfortable choosing me for the very reason that I lost that election. That reason is integrity. A person wanted me to vote on an issue in a way that was contrary to the best interest of the county and my conscience. It was strongly implied that if I didn’t go along, opposition would be mounted against me in the upcoming election. I voted my conscience. When election time came, a group of developers, builders and money people gave aid to my Republican opposition. In the Republican primary, the voters elected me by a comfortable margin. Then that group supported the Democrat in the general election. They spent more money in that contest than has ever been spent by a candidate for district commission in Newton County as far back as I know. This was not done to elect a particular person, but to get rid of someone who they couldn’t control. My Christian ethics and integrity are primary in my life. I will not trade them away for money or political support.
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Platform: Promote job growth and economic development, help small businesses, remain fiscally conservative
Current profession: Handles sales, marketing and business development for local metal recycling company LB Recycling
Quote: “I’m a new player with a fresh, energetic perspective to pursue community needs. I don’t have a grudge (against anyone) nor close friends (who are officials). I have no preconceived notions about how need to run business, Maddox said Friday. “All I have is a back bench perspective that tells me some subjects need to have a much more thorough study and review.” Question: You have never held a political office before. Why should Republican voters choose you to represent them in a new district?
Answer: Having never held a political office is an advantage — I can handle issues/questions/challenges and give answers with a more open, honest approach, with no preconceived notions what-so-ever and put the “community first.” I’d also like to point out that I’m looking to be a public servant, not a politician. There is truly a difference in the eyes of the community. My 18 year mix of experience in the corporate and local business world has prepared me very well for the role of a commissioner. The people need a new voice that’ll listen to them and approach matters with honesty and energy. I humbly ask the citizens to vote for Levie Maddox as that new voice.
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