Farris announces candidacy for county board


CLINTON — Thomas L. Farris, 66, a Republican, of rural Clinton, has announced his bid to run for the Dewitt County Board in District C.

The Primary election is scheduled for June 28.

District C encompasses voting precincts Clintonia  7,8,9, Creek, and Texas Townships. Farris touts his over 40 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors as a manager and supervisor to being a well-qualified candidate for the position of county board member.

He holds a master’s degree in business management and has extensive experience with line item budgeting used by the county.

Farris said he feels he can serve the citizens of his district with good, common sense representation.

“Of course, people will ask, ‘why are you running’,” Farris said.  “Being retired offers me the time and ability to connect with residents and get a pulse of their feelings on issues. I will vote to keep taxes as low as possible and make sure decisions are beneficial to the citizens of Dewitt County.”

Farris also said he wants to see new business ventures and growth rise in Dewitt County to augment its income. “However, this county is agriculturally based and is a high producer in that regard,” he said.   “I will aim to keep that balance by offering strong, steady leadership standing up for what is right and reasonable.”

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