Bill Slagle announces that he will seek re-election to the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners. It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Mitchell County over the past 4 years . When I was elected 4 years ago I made a promise to the people of Mitchell County that I would not vote to raise taxes and I have kept that promise, another area we stated we would concentrate on was economic development, we are in a transformation phase with economic development and I am committed to working with existing industry. Our core industry is mining, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education, agriculture, tourism, small business, government services and retail. We must continue to grow the opportunities for these segments of the local economy. We will continue to develop the potential certified industrial site and seek new industry to occupy that industrial facility. Also, we stated we would work with the Sheriff and local law enforcement to help reduce the dangerous effects of drugs in our community, we have hired 3 additional deputies in that department to assist law enforcement in their efforts. Finally, we stated we would work with our Board of Education to help our teachers and students, we secured all schools with cameras, security locks on all doors and school resource officers to make our schools safe. Again, it's been a privilege to serve everyone in our county and I would like to ask each voter of Mitchell County for their vote and support.