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Lee County Commission, District 1

Among the principal governmental functions vested in Alabama counties are law enforcement; tax assessment; levy and collection; administration of decedent's estates and probate matters; maintenance of real and personal property title records; construction and maintenance of public roads and bridges; managing elections; and maintenance of the county courthouse, which provides office space for various county officials and departments.Lee County is governed by a six-member County Commission, composed of a Chairman and five Commissioners. The five members of the County Commission are elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. Each Commissioner must be a registered voter and live within the district they represent.

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  • Lindsay ("Bic") Bickerstaff
    (Dem)

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    Doug Cannon
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

Why are you running to be a County Commissioner? What strengths will you bring to the position?

What do you see as the most pressing needs for infrastructure or capital projects in Lee County?

As a candidate for Commissioner, what are you top three priorities for Lee County?

In Lee County, 19% of the population lives below the poverty line. As a member of the county commission, how would you reduce that number?

Do you support adding more polling locations in the county? Would you support establishing a polling location on the campus of Auburn University?

What do you believe the takeaways for the County Commission should be from the COVID-19 pandemic experience?

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E-mail Address dcci@charter.net
Campaign Phone Number (334) 559-2751
I have thought about running for local office for several years. Lee County has given me so many opportunities over the last 56 years and now that I am semi-retired, I want to give back to my community. I am a small business owner who has supported local school sports, law enforcement, animal rescues, and created jobs. I know how to listen and solve problems.
Paving urban roads that we already have under the responsibility of the Lee County Commission while also being ensuring those who live in more rural areas have accessible and safe roads and bridges.
Public safety is the most important public service. Our law enforcement and first responders should have all the necessary equipment to do their jobs and their salaries should be competitive with other counties and municipalities surrounding us.

Lee County is growing. We need to ensure accessibility to public services matches that growth.

I also believe in fiscal responsibility. Constituents’ tax dollars should work for them and I will work to ensure local agencies, including the EMA and Sheriff’s Office, are fully funded.
It is more than just bringing in jobs, it is bringing in good paying jobs. The commission can continue to work with the Governor, local governments, and those representing us in Montgomery to create a positive business environment that is appealing to manufactures and other businesses to bring jobs to Lee County.
Yes, I believe more people would turn out to vote if there were more convenient voting locations available to them. Fewer lines on voting day (that we will likely experience on election day) would also encourage higher voter turnout. Yes, I would support establishing a polling location on the campus of Auburn University. Students play a large role in our community and bring in a lot of tax revenue. Also, a polling location on campus would take some of the burden off of the Clarion location.
Though the commission cannot accurately plan for unknown, we can ensure we are following the latest guidelines put forth by the experts.