Three incumbents and three newcomers are seeking the three at-large seats on the Jackson County Council.
At least one of those newcomers thinks it might be time for a change.
“I’m not your typical politician,” Democrat Rick Hitzel said. “My decisions are going to be based upon what’s good for the taxpayers as a whole instead of what’s good for a special-interest group.”
Hirtzel, 46, of Seymour is vying for one of the three seats along with fellow Democrats Steve Ritter, 60, of Norman and incumbent Jerry “J.L” Brewer, 38, of Vallonia.
Two Republicans are seeking re-election, Charles Murphy, 52, of Dudleytown and Becky Schepman, 34, of Seymour. Also running is Republican Joseph Bowman of Seymour.
Schepman, who was appointed to replace former council member Dennis Carmichael in September 2011, said she is relatively new to the position.
“Therefore, I add a different perspective, and I don’t have predetermined ideas, and I am always ready to listen and entertain new thoughts,” she said.
Brewer said he decided to run for a second term because he feels he has something to offer the county, which has been good to his family.
“My inspiration is the people of Jackson County,” Brewer said.
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