Allen BurnetteQ: What is your background, and what qualifies you to represent the people of Midland?
A: I was active in the Midland Community Association before the incorporation of the town of Midland in November of 2000 and served on the committee to incorporate Midland.
I have served on the Midland Town Council for a two-year term and two four-year terms for a total of 10 years since 2000.
I have owned and operated several businesses in the town and currently work as the Midland fire chief. My current and past work has given me the opportunity to work with other local, county and state officials.
Q: What do you see as the issues facing Midland right now?
A: We here in the town of Midland are still an infant as far as municipalities are concerned. Two of our biggest challenges are the need for more sewer and water in the area; this will help with developing a good, sustainable commercial base such as restaurants and a local grocery store.
We need controlled growth in order to provide needed services the citizens need and deserve while maintaining our affordable town tax rate which, by far, is the lowest in Cabarrus County.
Q: Why are you the best person for this office?
A: I was born and raised in Midland, attended Bethel Elementary School and graduated from Central Cabarrus High School. I have worked in Midland since 1988 and have seen the issues that small business faces. My dedication and experience speaks for itsself; I am in this for the long haul.
Q: What goals do you have for Midland, if elected?
A: » Water and sewer expansion.
» Commercial growth of small business.
» Job creation through growth in our industrial areas.
» Controlled residential growth.
» Maintain affordable low town taxes.