Barron qualifies for Pike
Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2000
County Commission District 3
By JAINE TREADWELL
Jimmy Barron, 36, a Pike County native, has qualified as a Republican candidate for Pike County Commission District 3.
On his decision to run for a seat on the Pike County Commission, Barron said he has long been concerned about county government and the way business is conducted.
"I know that it will take more than just myself to change the atmosphere, but I would like to have a chance to be a part of making our county government operate in a more professional manner," Barron said. "In the past three years, my interest in county politics has grown. I watch the publicized commission meetings frequently to keep up with county business."
Barron stated that one issue he will be addressing during his campaign is the Walnut Creek Lake project.
"It seems Pike County could use a place such as this for swimming, camping, boating, fishing, canoeing and other recreational activities." he said. "A project such as this would give families a place to spend time together as well as church and school groups, Scouts and other clubs and organizations. Maybe this would help keep our young people out of trouble and lead them to believe more in family values. The Walnut Creek Lake project would provide a place and atmosphere for good clean, wholesome fun."
Barron also said the lake project would increase tourism in the area and generate more revenue for Pike County and the city of Troy.
"My wife Cindy and I are excited about this new venture," Barron said. "The campaign will be an opportunity for us to visit with the people of our district and listen to their comments and concerns about the future of Pike County."
Barron said he would like the people of District 3 to know that he would appreciate the opportunity to serve as their commissioner.
"I look forward to meeting with each person in my district to ask them personally for their support," he said. "In advance, I would also like to thank my family and friends for their encouragement and support as I made this decision to run for the Pike County Commission."
Barron is a lifelong resident of Pike County. His the son of the late "Jabbo" Barron and Faye Barron, owners of Jab’s Sporting Goods.
He has been employed by the the Alabama Department of Transportation for 18 years.
Barron is married to the former Cindy Berryhill of Brundidge and they are the parents of one daughter, Carli. The Barrons are members of Brundidge United Methodist Church.