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Mack Daugherty, of the Kowaliga/Eclectic area has announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for the District Two seat on the Elmore County Commission in the March 1st election. Mack has resided in the same location in Elmore County for the past (42) years, along with his wife, the former Mary Colley. The Daughertys have a son, Corey, who along with his wife Holly and two children, reside in Birmingham, and a daughter, Dr.Cecilia D. Smith, who along with her husband Rhett and two children, reside in the Kowaliga/Eclectic area.

Mack is a military veteran, (30) year law enforcement veteran, successful businessman (founder and owner of Lake Martin Security, Inc. for past (31) years), and is a retired engineer with the CSX Railroad Company. Mack is a graduate of the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, is a volunteer deputy sheriff in (3) counties, a volunteer deputy game warden, a former Fire Chief and founding member of the Kowaliga Fire Dept., and a volunteer certified instructor with the American Red Cross. Mack currently serves as Chief of Security for Russell Lands, Inc., a position which he has held for the past (22) years. Mack has also served as a worship leader inchurch music ministry for the past (42) years. Mack currently serves as worship leader at the Church in the Pines and Children’s Harbor Chapel at Lake Martin. Mack and his wife Mary have also been volunteers with Children’s Harbor, since its founding in 1989. Mack is a member of the advisory board for Trustmark Bank, a member of the local and national Fraternal Order of Police, The Alabama Peace Officers Association and the National Rifle Association. In their spare time, Mack and Mary enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and have a passion for showing horses.

“My pledge to the citizens of Elmore County is to provide honest, ethical, proficient and fiscally responsible representation in every regard and to protect property rights from unnecessary and over-reaching government regulations. While I very much appreciate the offers of campaign contributions, I have decided to accept no campaign contributions and to self-fund my own campaign. I only ask for one thing, and that is the opportunity to once again serve the good people of Elmore County.

I firmly believe that people who hold public office are indeed servants of the people and that every decision should be made with aspect at the forefront. My dad was a Baptist preacher, and he and my mom instilled in me and my siblings the virtue of always having a servant’s heart. I firmly believe that as children of God, while on this earth, that one of our “callings” is to serve our fellow man by any means that would be beneficial to them. During my lifetime I have tried to live out that principle, whether serving my country in the military, serving the citizens as a law enforcement officer, serving in the ministry of the church or serving the needs of seriously ill children and their families. I will be humbled and most appreciative of your vote and support, but most importantly your prayers. May God continue to bless our country, our state and the wonderful place that we call home, Elmore County!”