Witherington seeks re-election in District 4

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Johnny Witherington announces his intent to seek re-election to represent the citizens of District 4 on the Troy City Council in the upcoming August 28th municipal election.

Witherington was fist elected to the Troy City Commission in 1984. He was subsequently elected to the Troy City Council in 1985.

He has since served consecutive terms of office after being re-elected without opposition in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2004, and 2008. Witherington has been appointed as presiding officer by each city council with which he has served since the mayor-council form of government was instituted in 1985.

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“Serving on the Troy City Council has been a great privilege for me. I have learned a lot about our community in my twenty-eight years of experience in municipal government. I appreciate very much being able to participate in the process. The citizens of Troy expect responsible leadership, efficient government services, and that we will be wise stewards of our municipal resources. It is our job to see that they receive it, and when re-elected, it will be our aim to work with the mayor and other members of the city council to see that is what we provide.”

Witherington was born in Troy and has lived here all his life. An alumnus of the Troy City School System and Troy University, he is involved in the insurance and bond business by trade, and is owner of The Witherington Insurance Group. He is a deacon at Southside Baptist Church. He and his wife, Barbara, a retired Troy City School teacher, have two children, Ashley Tate (Jeff) and John Witherington, Jr. (Ivy). They have five grandchildren, Luke, Seth and Joel Tate and John, III (Jack) and Laura Ashley Witherington.

“I am respectfully asking the citizens of District 4r\ for the continued opportunity to represent them on the Troy City Council. I will always do my best to provide the leadership they expect and rightfully deserve.”

This announcement was submitted by local candidate Johnny Witherington.