Eight candidates running for Vincent councilPublished 4:17pm Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Bob Gorum, a retired art teacher, also served in the military for 14 years under three different branches.
“I went to City Council meetings, and I saw how the regular people were being handled. Any issues that were coming up, they were not doing it correctly in my view, so I offered my services. It just seemed like they were keeping everybody in the dark when it came to the quarry,” Gorum said.
Gorum said the council has a responsibility to serve the residents.
“I want to treat them like real citizens, and I want to get their input as much as I possibly can into the council,” Gorum said. “My address and phone number is going to be available. I can’t answer for little things that happen in their family or their land, but I can at least voice their opinion as much as I possibly can.”
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Bruce Hamilton, the area sales manager for Buffalo Rock Company’s Gadsden/Talladega division, has lived in the Vincent-Harpersville area for 17 years.
He said he hopes to pave the streets in the Willows subdivision, as well as other streets. He also wants to increase town involvement in youth sports.
Incumbent Mary Lee Reynolds has been involved with the town for 35 years, as she was the town clerk of Vincent.
“I’m running because I like to finish what I start,” Reynolds said. “We’re in the middle of quite a few things in the park and other areas. Our biggest park is in my district, as are the schools.
“I hope that we can make a better park than the one we have, that we can add to it. I have been involved in the town for 35 years now,” she added. “There’s just so much that needs to be done, and I want to be a part of it.”