Jim Medley seeks seat

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2000

on Pike Co. Commission


Staff Writer

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April 19, 2000 10 PM

Jim Medley is running for Pike County Commission, District 4 because of a desire to serve.

"I’ve spent most of my adult life in service of some kind and I feel this is another opportunity to serve," Medley said of why he chose to run.

This is not Medley’s first campaign.

He spent eight years on the Pike County Board of Education and served as president during that time.

In addition to public service, Medley has been on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, on which he served one year as president.

Medley has also been active with the Brundidge Rescue Squad, Boy Scouts of America and Salem Baptist Church because "serving my fellow man" is important.

"I know how things are done, committees are run and decisions are made," Medley said of the qualities which would make him a good commissioner.

"I understand the people of Pike County and how government works," he added.

Medley said he will enter semiretirement in August, which will allow him to dedicate much of his time to campaigning and, hopefully, serving as a commissioner.

"There are a lot of things the Pike County Commission can do," Medley said of the commission’s need to work closely with other agencies, such as local governmental bodies and legislators.

Medley also firmly believes the commission should "be responsible with the taxpayers’ money. I don’t believe in spending money you don’t have."

The Coffee County native has lived in Pike County for over 30 years. He and his wife, Linda, who have three adult children, call Brundidge their home.