Troy mayor, council to seek reelection

Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 19, 2019

With just 10 months until the municipal election Mayor Jason Reeves and the every Troy City Council member has confirmed that they will be running for reelection.

“Serving as Mayor has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” Reeves said. “I truly love this town and it has been amazing to see the growth that we have experienced in the past 8 years. I believe there is so much more that can be done to see our city reach its full potential and I hope that the people of Troy will re-elect me so that I can continue to serve and to work hard every day to try to make Troy an even better place to work and to raise a family.

“We have experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade and, especially over the last four years, we have several exciting things on the horizon,” Reeves explained. “This area has a great team of elected officials as well as business and economic development people who work together to recruit really great companies to our area from a variety of different sectors. That results in an increase in our tax base and in better jobs for our citizens.”

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Robert Jones, District 1, said he thinks the experience he gained in his first term will allow him to better serve constituents if he is reelected.

“When I first ran four years ago, I was guessing what it would be like and how to serve the community,” Jones said. “Now that I’ve served one full term, I’ve seen and I know what we need to do for our city and know what it takes to move our city forward. My whole goal is to keep it moving in the right direction.”

Greg Meeks, District 3, said he wants to continue serving the city if elected to a third term.

“I appreciate the citizens having confidence in me being their representative for the last eight years and I hope we can continue to have growth,” Meeks said. “I would like to represent my constituents for four more years and serve people while that growth continues.”

Council President Marcus Paramore, District 3, said it would be an honor and privilege to be reelected.

“I plan on running again and serving as long as the people of District 3 want me to serve,” Paramore said. “I think we’ve done a good job so far and I want to continue leading Troy in the right direction and growing our city.”

Stephanie Baker, District 4, said she has enjoyed her first term as representative and is ready to continue serving the district and city.

“We have accomplished so much together, yet there is still more work to do,” Baker said. “I am excited about the possibilities we have on the horizon and sincerely hope the residents of District 4 will allow me the opportunity to continue to serve our community.”

Wanda Moultry, District 5, said she has enjoyed returning to the council because it allows her to serve more citizens.

“I just like being able to serve and make people’s lives and the community a better place,” Moultry said. “I just hope to be given another opportunity to do that and see how the community flourishes and grows.”

In addition to the incumbent candidates, Caleb Dawson announced he will also be running for election to the District 4 seat. No other residents have announced campaigns for any other council positions.

The municipal election will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Candidates cannot officially qualify for office until July 2020.