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Johnny Turner announces candidacy for Limestone County commissioner

Turner spent 12 years advocating for Limestone County under former congressman Mo Brooks.

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Former Mo Brooks field rep. Johnny Turner officially announced his candidacy Wednesday for Limestone County commissioner District 2.

 “Limestone County is the fastest growing county in the state and that growth has brought many good paying jobs and increased opportunities,” Turner said. “As the growth continues, it is important to focus on our growing pains, and make sure we are planning in a forward-thinking way. I believe my experience has prepared me to help lead Limestone County at a pivotal time in our history. Change is coming; it is crucial that the county be prepared to embrace that change and that means we must focus on infrastructure, safe roads, and safe communities.”

Turner has served the past 12 years as field representative for former congressman Mo Brooks. He was responsible for governmental and community relations in Limestone County and Morgan County. Turner said his background brings him a strong knowledge of the inner workings of government, public policy, and lobbying in support of initiatives. He believes the knowledge and relationships he has built will be a great benefit to the district.

“I worked closely with Johnny Turner the better part of a decade,” said Marshall Yates, former chief of staff for Brooks. “I can tell you Johnny is loyal, a true conservative, big into gun rights, and a strong advocate for Limestone County. He’s the right pick to help grow Limestone county, continue to bring in investment and grow jobs to lead the county into its best decade yet.”

Turner currently serves on several non-profit boards, is an active member of the Rotary Club and Athens Limestone County Chamber of Commerce and Journey Church.

 Turner described himself as an advocate of efficient government.

“Every dollar the government spends comes from the labor of hard-working citizens. I want to work to build the county into the best area for the residents to live in, to work in, to get an education in and to buy homes. To do that, the government needs to work hard for each taxpayer and give them the best return on their tax dollars.”

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Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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