Rosson announces candidacy for Rainsville City Council Place 5

Rosson announces candidacy for Rainsville City Council Place 5
Rosson and his wife Ashley with their three sons, Dylan (10), Cooper (4), and Jude (11 months).

By Staff Reports

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — In a statement released earlier this week, Rainsville citizen Derek Rosson announced his candidacy for Rainsville City Council Place 5. The seat was left vacant by councilman Rodger Lingerfelt’s decision to run for mayor.

Derek Rosson is a Rainsville native and a Plainview High School graduate. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went to basic training in Parris Island, South Carolina. Derek then went to communication school at Twentynine Palms, California to become a Field Radio Operator. After completing communication school, Derek was stationed at Okinawa, Japan with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (5th ANGLICO). While stationed with 5th ANGLICO he completed two combat tours in Iraq,” the statement said.

“Derek was honorably discharged September 10, 2010 as a Sergeant of Marines. Derek currently co-owns and operates Safe Solutions Plus Pest & Termite LLC. He also serves as vice president on the board of the Tom Bevill Center. He is married to Ashley (Keel) Rosson and they have three sons, Dylan Rosson (age 10), Cooper Rosson (age 4),and Jude Rosson (age 11 months),” the statement said further.

“If elected, I will be physically responsible with taxpayer money and will work diligently with the Industrial development board to help recruit new jobs for Rainsville.  I will work hard to improve our infrastructure and roads. I served my country now I want to be YOUR voice and STAND up for you as your City Councilman. I would appreciate your vote and support on August 23, 2016. SEMPER FI,” Rosson said in the statement.

Rosson will face Jeff Young in the August 23 municipal elections later this summer.