2018-02-08 / Front Page

Slaton announces re-election run for BOC’s District 4


SLATON SLATON Getting a jump ahead even of qualifying dates, Clem Slaton has announced his candidacy for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners.

“I’d like to announce my intentions to seek a third term as commissioner of District 4,” he said. “I am honored to have served the citizens of Wilkes County for the last seven years and I am grateful for the confidence and trust they have placed in me in the past.”

Slaton’s announcement comes a full month before official qualifying is scheduled to begin for three seats on the Board of Commissioners and two seats on the Wilkes County Board of Education, along with various state and Congressional seats.

Slaton’s district encompasses all Wilkes County voters who cast their ballots at either the courthouse or the Tignall school. He is seeking his third term as commissioner.

“I hope the people of Wilkes County will continue to demonstrate the same confidence and trust by allowing me the privilege to serve another four years,” Slaton said. “I will continue to have an open door policy and feel that it’s important to get your input. If re-elected, my agenda will focus on a brighter future for Wilkes County and more economic growth and development. I will continue to be a good steward of taxpayer’s money. Your vote will be greatly appreciated.”

Slaton, 65, has lived in Wilkes County most of his life, and in the Norman community of North ­Wilkes for the last 18 years. He has two grown children, Denise and Carl Sickman of Griffin, Georgia, and David and Hope Slaton of Tignall, and is the grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of two.

“I have been a working man all my life,” he said, “been in business for myself for 33 years as owner of Slaton Sales, Slaton’s Used Cars, and formerly of Wilkes Loan and Tax Service.”

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