Ramage announces candidacy for mayor

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 6, 2000

Special to The Messenger

July 6, 2000 10 PM

BRUNDIDGE – Jimmy Ramage filed his re-election papers on Wednesday.

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The Brundidge mayor is seeking a fourth term as the city’s leader. Ramage has served his community since 1976, when he was first elected as a city commissioner.

"We have worked long and hard in Brundidge, but the job is still not complete," Ramage said.

He said he is proud to serve the citizens and work with the current council who "share the same vision of making our community the best we can be."

Ramage said he and the council have shared several successes, including the downtown revitalization project, creating jobs with Piknik Products, Dixie Chips, BEC and other businesses.

"Our council has shown the ability to work with the DOT, USDA, ADECA and various other public and private entities to get our city the proper funding for the many projects that our citizens have demanded.

"We have also shown the ability to work together to get projects done through the use of city forces over a longer period of time, such as the new police station and the recreation park," Ramage said.

He said the council has "a couple of interesting things that we have been working on that will enhance our city’s future" and wants to continue working for the city of Brundidge for another term.

Ramage is a graduate of Pike County High School and the University of Alabama.

He is president and chairman of the board of First National Bank of Brundidge, has served on the board of trustees of the Alabama Electric Cooperative in Andalusia since 1978, is on the Governor’s Commission on National and Community Services, is chairman of the board of the Charles Henderson Memorial Association in Troy, past president of the Brundidge Rotary Club and a past vice president of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association.

Ramage and his wife, Johnnie, have two children, Jim and John Ramage and one granddaughter, Riley Ramage.