General Election on:
Tuesday - November 8, 2016
Karl Gillespie is a man who stands for the things we honor and cherish in Macon County
I count Karl as a friend in whom I have found strength, trust, and honesty even when we have seen things differently.
Karl is thorough in his thought and decision making process, and always has the heritage and people of Macon County a priority.
We need local political leaders who have the ability to think through tough issues and make decisions that are in the best interest of our Macon County residents, visitors and especially our businesses. Karl Gillespie has demonstrated this ability.
This is a good man, a farmer and businessman who has worked hard to succeed and excel!
When he speaks in public, as a member of a community board, he is thoughtful and respectful of others and articulates his position well. He is, without question, an asset to Macon County.
My Key Issues
We should promote an economic climate in Macon County that attracts new business and encourages our present business to expand and grow. We must be as aggressive as possible in competing for new businesses.
We should support the highest standards of education for our children, they are the future of Macon County. Class sizes should be maintained to promote effective learning. We should create a pathway for all of our high school graduates who aspire to further education.
Every dollar must be spent wisely. We must constantly work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. This can be done while providing the citizens of Macon County all the services they are accustomed to, while keeping taxes as low as possible.
Macon County is blessed with natural beauty that many other areas do not have. The land, air and water that we all benefit from must be preserved for future generations. This can be done while using our natural resources for outdoor recreation and tourism, while maintaining the small town atmosphere and rural character of Macon County.
Sustainable employment co exists with economic development, jobs and opportunities expand when the economy expands. We should work towards the development of good and decent jobs that allow citizens to grow and better themselves.