Doug Hubbard, District 1 commissioner, recently announced his plans to run for re-election.

“Since I took office Jan. 2, 2003, together with a good road crew and office staff, we have paved or re-paved over 20 miles of county roadway, completed a $700,000 bridge project over Spring Creek in Teresita, built a bridge on East 730 Road to Sparrow Hawk Village and repaired several bridges and low-water slabs while maintaining 350 miles of county roadways,” said Hubbard.

In addition to these completed projects, according to Hubbard, several more are planned for 2006-’07.

Hubbard has made himself accessible to his constituents by spending a large portion of his time at the courthouse. Through that time, he has realized that there are many other duties a commissioner has, in addition to road maintenance.

One such duty include the need to ask citizens of Cherokee County to levy a sales tax upon themselves to pay for a new Detention Center; the citizens overwhelmingly passed the tax. The Detention Center is now 50 percent complete and should be finished no later than mid-November 2006.

Other duties included serving a one-year term as chairman of the board of county commissioners, chairman of the Cherokee County Economic Development Authority and a one-year term as chairman of the Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority.

“I also serve on several other boards and councils, as well as the Association of County Commissioners Sig-Sif Insurance Board,” said Hubbard. “Serving on the insurance board of ACCO requires frequent trips to Oklahoma City.”

His experience and education has grown with three and one-half years of on-the-job training. Hubbard has found this to be both challenging and rewarding.

“At this time, I would like to thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve as commissioner in District 1,” said Hubbard.

“With your support in the upcoming election, I can continue to work with and for the people of Cherokee County.”

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