(Posted Nov. 4, 2019)
Three candidates are running for the two seats on Mount Sterling village council in the Nov. 5 general election.
Each candidate was given an opportunity to provide information for the Madison Messenger’s Voter’s Guide. The following is the information they provided.
For more information about the election, contact the Madison County Board of Elections at (740) 852-9424 or visit Madison County Board of Elections.
Candidates for Mt. Sterling Village Council
(Two seats up for election)
- Lowell Anderson
139 N. High St., Mount Sterling
Occupation: Retired Westfall teacher
Previous service in public office: Councilman – village of Mount Sterling, Madison-Plains school board, Madison County Republican Central Committee, and mayor of Mount Sterling.
Education/military experience: B.S. – Capital University. Masters – Marshall University. Post graduate – OSU.
Community activities/honors: Board member, Mount Sterling Community Center. Masonic Lodge – past master. Madison County Red Cross. First United Methodist Church activities.
Goals if elected: Mount Sterling is a growing, recovering, active community with positive ideas. I see many needs that are needed. A grocery is needed, and I want to see this need fulfilled. More homes are needed. Mount Sterling is growing, and I want to accomplish orderly growth.
- Jordan “Jay” Pettey
491 Wingate Pl., Mount Sterling
Occupation: Branch administration and operations, Xerox
Previous service in public office: None
Education and/or military experience: Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Indiana University
Community activities/honors: Volunteer at Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene
Goals if elected: My goal is to foster an engagement between leadership and the community. I want to bring back the trust and pride in our great community that has been lost in the last decade. On the issue of the massive debt that is being carried by Mount Sterling and its constituents (created by Joe Johnson and his administration), we need to find solutions to bring in new businesses and revenue that will help support the village…i.e. partnerships with venues inside and outside of Mount Sterling. We need to get that burden off the backs and shoulders of the community members. Our creativity in bringing in opportunities, new events, and connecting families in Mount Sterling is pivotal for the success of our village.
- David L. Timmons
197 Madison St., Mount Sterling
Previous service in public office: Mount Sterling council for eight years
Education and/or military experience: High school 12 years, Plains. One year of church class. SAL leader Post 417.
Community activities/honors: Baseball umpire, Block Watch, military historian, church council, rock and roll historian.
Goals if elected: I would like to move forward and see our village grow. There have been some hard times, but I see a great future for our village. Columbus gets closer every day. We must prepare for growth that will be coming. I hope to be ready for that growth. Mount Sterling must be ready for the future.