Candidate Huddleston: ‘New ideas, a new vision, and old-school values’
[Editor’s note: The following email was received from the candidate’s representative July 5. The announcement is being treated as a letter to the editor.]
Sheila Huddleston has no personal agenda. She simply wants to give back to Fayette County. That is why she is running for the Post 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners in the July 31 Republican Primary. Early voting in the primary begins July 9, 2012.
“I have no personal agenda,” said Huddleston. “I simply want to give back to this community. I believe in service, and this is one way I can serve the people of Fayette County.”
Service is nothing new to Huddleston. A Fayette County attorney, 20 percent of Huddleston’s work is pro bono, and she volunteers at The Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Store, which is operated through Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she attends church.
“Fayette County needs strong leadership right now, and someone who can think things through and make the right decision for the citizens of this county,” said Huddleston, who is seeking to fill the seat that was held by Herb Frady. Frady chose not to seek re-election this year.
Huddleston is committed to bringing new ideas, a new vision, and old-school values to the Board of Commissioners. “I want to be the voice of the people on the Board,” said Huddleston.
Among her key issues, Huddleston is committed to fiscal responsibility, accountability, and ethical leadership. “I will work for a zero-based budget in Fayette County,” said Huddleston. “I don’t want to see your tax dollars wasted.”
Huddleston is also against the West Fayette Bypass and does not support the transportation tax. “The West Bypass is a waste of money,” said Huddleston. “It goes nowhere, and in reality, it impedes traffic.”
Huddleston believes it is time for the five commissioners to work together as a team for the good of Fayette County. “Together we can work to preserve the quality of life here that we have all come to expect. Together we can keep Fayette County the special place we all love and call home. I want to serve this county, and I am asking for everyone’s support in my bid to do that.”
Huddleston moved to Fayette County in 1991, and operates her law office in Fayette County. Her son graduated from McIntosh High School and is now a student at Georgia Southern University. Huddleston grew up in Alabama where she graduated from Gardendale High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and earned her law degree at John Marshall Law School here in Atlanta.
Candidate, Fayette County Commission Post 2