Meet the Candidates: Clay, Larson Vie for District 1 Supervisor Seat

 

Adam Clay, left, and Brent Larson, right, are running for District 1 Lafayette County Supervisor.

Lafayette County Supervisor District 1 candidates Adam Clay and Brent Larson were asked to supply basic bio information — age, education, employment — and answer three questions. Here are their responses:

Name: Adam P. Clay
Party: Republican
Bio: Lived in Lafayette County since 2002; married to Kacy Johnson with three children
Party: Republican
Age: 35
Education: BA in History/Spanish, University of Mississippi, MA in Modern Languages, University of Mississippi, AD in Nursing, Northwest MS Community College, MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Profession: Family Nurse Practitioner

1. Why are you running?
I am running for Supervisor because I want to ensure my children can grow up in a safe community, get a good education, and have the economic opportunities available to remain here should they choose.

2. What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Lafayette County and what are your thoughts on how to help correct the problem?
The biggest challenge facing Lafayette County is infrastructure. The county has spent a lot of time and money studying our growth; the time has come for us to do something about it. We must be smart with tax dollars, prioritizing projects based on need. Improving infrastructure will help to attract better-paying jobs to address poverty and affordable housing. Much of our infrastructure funding is going to require the county working closely with state and congressional leadership, and I think electing local Republicans helps promote those relationships.

3. What is your No. 1 promise to the voters in your district should you win?
I believe public service is a civic duty, and one I don’t enter in to lightly. I promise to bring honesty and integrity to the job, treating everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. I’d like to see all board meetings take place after 5 p.m. so working families have the opportunity to voice their concerns and be involved in local government.

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Name: Brent Larson
Party: Democrat
Age: 51
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi
Profession: Owner/Partner, Larson’s Cash Saver

Why are you running?
I am a lifelong resident of Lafayette County and a small local business owner. My oldest son graduated from Lafayette High School, and my youngest son is a junior at Lafayette High. These are personal reasons why I have a genuine desire for our great county to proper. I believe my business background, including budgeting, are assets for working on the many facets of county government.

2. What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Lafayette County and what are your thoughts on how to help correct the problem?
One of the more pressing issues which needs attention is dealing with our rapid growth. We need to develop a strong long-range comprehensive plan with input from all parties within the county, city and university. I will work with all groups to gather information and data so that we can develop the very best plan for our community and its citizens.

3. What is your No. 1 promise to the voters in your district should you win?
I promise to listen to your ideas and suggestions and to work toward to improve our community for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. By working together, I truly believe that we have the opportunity to make Lafayette County the very best place in Mississippi to live, to work and to grow.


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