Governor Working To Fill Vacant Montgomery County Commission Seat


By Alabama News Network

The Montgomery county Commission is made up of five members. With Dimitri Polizos leaving, that creates a vacancy that commissioner Reed Ingram wants to see filled quickly.

"It's going to be very problematic. We need that fifth person on there. Dimitri was a strong conservative and we're going to need somebody to replace him that's going to be a strong conservative," said Ingram.
The governor's office is currently taking self nominations as well as recommendations from political groups, and anyone is encouraged to apply. It's interesting to note that there has never been a woman on the Montgomery county commission. 
Some have nominated Polizo's former house seat opponent Charlotte Meadows for the job. While she'd like to see more women involved, she says the job isn't for her. 
"You know, that's a crying shame! I think we should get a woman on the county commission but I also think it needs to be someone who wants to do the job, who's qualified, who'd be doing it for the right reason," said Meadows.
Ingram definitely isn't opposed to a woman joining the team. He just wants to make sure whoever takes over the spot is good with numbers and money. 
"I think that a woman would do a good job. I really do. I don't think that it would be a negative at all. There are actually one or two who are in line for that. Wouldn't be a problem working with a  woman at all," said Ingram. 

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