Rosson defeats Young for Rainsville Place 5 seat
August 23, 2016
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Rosson defeats Young for Rainsville Place 5 seat

By Staff Reports

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Derek Rosson has defeated Jeff Young to earn the Rainsville Place 5 seat. Rosson received 61% (1312 votes) compared to Young’s 12% (295 votes), defeating him by a margin of 49%. Congratulations to Derek Rosson and his family!

Rosson released a statement after qualifying announcing his campaign for Rainsville City Council Place 5.

“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.

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