By Jeff Shultz
Former District 1 County Commissioner Kenneth Holden is seeking a return to the county commissioner seat he once held.
His decision to seek election to the post was solely due to the death of County Commissioner Stan Spivey, who replaced Holden when he retired several years ago.
“Just earlier this past summer I was telling Judy (his wife) that I sure was glad we didn’t have to get out in the heat and campaign.”
Holden barely got onto the November 6 General Election ballot as the deadline to have his name added to the ballot was 5 p.m. on the day Spivey died.
Holden is proud of his Garvin County heritage and wants to serve the residents of District 1 again.
“My family and I are lifetime residents of Garvin County. My wife and I have been married for 53 years and raised our children here,” he said.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served his country for 23 years, Holden served as Adjutant at the Ball-Smith Post #23 for 12 years and he currently serves on the Board of The Delta Community Action.
“I have the business experience that is important to handle not only funding for our county, but also experience in construction needed for District 1,” Holden said.
Holden will face Jarod Work in the November 6 election.