By Zach Hester, Reporter • firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Charlene Magbie has announced her candidacy for Fort Payne City Council.
"As a proud resident of Fort Payne, and someone with deep roots in the community, I would consider it a high honor to be able to serve the citizens of Fort Payne as a member of your city council," said Magbie in a press release.
Magbie is a 1985 graduate of Fort Payne High School, an alumna of Northeast Alabama Community College, and has worked at Heritage Wire Harness as a customer service representative for 14 years.
"In my role as a customer service representative, I am tasked with such responsibilities as account management, and solving customer issues, among many others," Magbie continued. "I believe the skills that I have acquired over these past fourteen years will serve to make me an able member of your city council."
Magbie is a lifelong resident of the community and stated she plans to continue the growth she has witnessed in the City of Fort Payne.
"If elected I will dedicated to continuing that growth and forward momentum via the addition of more small businesses in the area and furtherance of the restoration of our beautiful downtown," she said.
Magbie has pledged to be an effective, strong voice for the citizens of Fort Payne to "continue to bridge the gap between the community and the city government."
" In addition, I will work to ensure that the community and this new council is prepared to face the many challenges that have presented themselves; such as balancing the safety and health of the community with keeping the city economy strong and moving forward," Magbie concluded. "I would greatly appreciate each and every one of your support and vote in this election."
Fort Payne municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, August 25.