By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
Democrat Jerry Miller, an EMT, is seeking election to the District 1 supervisor seat in Alcorn County.
Miller of Corinth faces incumbent Democrat Lowell Hinton in the Aug. 6 election.
Miller is a full-time emergency medical technician for the North Mississippi Medical Center ground ambulance service in Tupelo. He is also a part-time EMT in Booneville and for Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
This will be the third time Miller has challenged Hinton for the District 1 supervisor seat.
Miller said he has worked with the public for about 40 years and knows how to manage money and listen to people. Other than being an EMT, Miller serves on the board of the Farmington Water Association, and he owned a flooring business for 14 years.
He believes there are issues that need to be addressed in Alcorn County that are not being handled. Roads and bridges in the first district are failing, and there have been cases of out-of-control vegetation growth by roads, he asserted.
More jobs are also needed in the county, Miller said, adding that he wants his children and grandchildren to be able to keep living here. He would like to see Alcorn County land jobs like other neighboring counties have done in recent years.
Tishomingo County “is getting jobs left and right,” and Alcorn County has the resources, including railways, highways and buildings, to do the same, he added.
Alcorn County officials need to look more closely at where money is being spent, Miller said. The county supervisors should all work together for the benefit of the county as a whole, he added.
Miller said he would treat the county supervisor job as a full-time position and be available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help people. The taxpayers would be his boss, he said, adding that elected officials “work for the taxpayers of Alcorn County.”
“If you have a problem, I want you to be able to talk to me,” said Miller.