Cecil Rash and T.D. David share two things in common:
"I care about this community."
"I'm ready to go to work."
Both men have also called Grady County their home for years - and now they're ready to serve District 5 as its Commissioner.
Says David, "I think this is a chance for me to give back in a big way to the county. I have a couple of degrees, college degrees, that will help me, I have 40 years of experience in budgeting and forecasting that I look forward to using."
Rash states. "I have some time and I have the experience. I just feel I could do a real good job of representing the people of the area."
Both David and Rash say they think job creation is an important element to any fully-functioning county.
Cecil Rash thinks one thing we can look at is "the regulation that is placed on businesses, not load them up with regulations so much until they can't be in business."
On the top of David's "to-do" list is a project that's been in the works since the 1960s:
"...A 960-acre lake, Tired Creek Lake...I'd like to see that through. That's really going to be a boom for Grady County, for its people, for recreation, for the economy."
Both candidates say they are happy to have the opportunity to run for office and serve the community they love so dearly.