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Clark Seeks Re-election To Commission Post 1

The Manchester Star-Mercury of Manchester, Georgia

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Emmitt Clark, who currently serves as commissioner for District 1, has announced his intentions of seeking re-election.

Clark was first elected to the Meriwether County Commission in 1991 and served eight years (two terms) before being unseated. He sought the seat again in 2010 and was successful in his bid for re-election.

"I am grateful for the opportunity the people have given me to serve," Clark said. "I hope they will give me the opportunity to continue to serve.

"I believe my experience as a commissioner will be a benefit to the citizens, especially during the economic times we are facing. By being good stewards of the citizen's money we have been able to cut the budget and at present have not had to use our Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) and our economic future is a little brighter.

"I live by a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

"I have always stood up to the challenges presented to me as a commissioner and I'm not afraid of controversy.

"I HAVE never been and will never be afraid to tackle the tough issues and am certainly not a one issue commissioner.

"I fight for what I believe is right for our community and will continue to do so. I will continue to fight for increase funding for youth programs, and against any proposed increase in property taxes, for a clean and safe environment, to give law enforcement the tools to fight crime, fight for elderly causes, vote for issues that will bring economic development and jobs to our community and to help our community continue to grow while protecting the lifestyle we all know and love.

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Original Publication Date: May 7, 2014

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