Crouch announces mayoral candidacy for Jackson’s GapPublished 12:29pm Thursday, December 15, 2011
Longtime Jackson’s Gap resident Michael Crouch announced his mayoral candidacy Wednesday in the next mayoral election for the town of Jackson’s Gap.
As the sole proprietor of Lake Martin Garage, Towing and Tires in Jackson’s Gap since 1993, Crouch said he’s ready to see the town change and believes his business know-how and ingenuity will help to do just that.
“I’ve got the ability, and I’ve got the will power and the experience,” Crouch said. “You’ve got to have all of these, and you’ve got to have common sense. You’ve got to know how to deal wit the public, and when they come to a council meeting you can’t go into executive session and hide the town business.”
Crouch said Jackson’s Gap needs to change for a lot of reasons and hopes to see the town run properly because he feels a lot of town business is being done behind closed doors.
“I know Jackson’s gap is not a big place, but you know there’s over 500 voters here and those 500 voters need to know exactly what’s going on,” Crouch said.
Another change Crouch said he would like to make is to bring business to the area.
“You cannot even buy a soft drink in the city limits and that’s what gets me,” Crouch said. “I want to make a change. I want to try to get business in. I want to work with people.”
He also said if he were elected mayor he would want to do a town audit to find out where Jackson’s Gap stands and make any changes that need to be made.
Crouch also said he has experience working with the town of Jackson’s Gap because he served as a former Jackson’s Gap council member from 1996 to 2000.
Crouch has been married to Laura Ann Crouch for 24 years, and they have an 18-year-old son, Michael Allen Crouch.
He is also a 1988 graduate of Dadeville High School, a member of New Rocky Mount Baptist Church and said he believes the greatest accomplishment he could make is helping others.
If elected, Crouch said he will treat the people of Jackson’s Gap with respect and work with the people to build a better place for future generations.
“I want to treat people equally and with respect,” Crouch said. “I want to try to make this town grow. I’ve got to try, because if I don’t try then when I get old I’ll be saying I could have done that.”
Crouch said to contact him anytime on his cell phone at 256-675-6365.