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Candidate Profiles: County Surveyor & County Prosecutor Offices

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COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

HALEY M. BROWN
** WILL ATTEND Meet & Greet on July 8

How long have you lived in Starkville/Oktibbeha County?
I grew up in both Starkville and Columbus. I returned to Oktibbeha County and began practicing law in 2008 after earning a juris doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

What qualifications and experience do you feel you possess that would benefit the office you are seeking?
A member of the Mississippi Bar Association, I have served as Oktibbeha County’s prosecutor since July 2013.

What do you see as the most important aspects or considerations of the office you are seeking?
A sound understanding of criminal law is paramount to this position.

In your view, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the Oktibbeha County/Starkville community?
Starkville’s quality of life is our greatest strength, and a big part of it is derived from Mississippi State University’s presence in the community. We have an asset in Oktibbeha County that creates jobs, culture and overall betterment absent from many other cities across the state.

What growth or improvements do you hope to see in Starkville/Oktibbeha County area in the next 5 years?
The key to Oktibbeha County’s overall improvement are investments – financial or otherwise – in education, economic development and quality of life programs. Each of those facets help improve our community as a whole.

Where can constituents find more information about you and your campaign?
https://www.facebook.com/brownforprosecutor

 


 

 

COUNTY SURVEYOR:

TOM GREGORY

How long have you lived in Starkville/Oktibbeha County?
Since 2005

What qualifications and experience do you feel you possess that would benefit the office you are seeking?
Registered Land Surveyor since 1990, BS in Geology from MSU, member of Mississippi Association of Professional Surveyors since 1996. Experience as expert witness in court.

What do you see as the most important aspects or considerations of the office you are seeking?
Property line dispute settlement and advice to county.

In your view, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the Oktibbeha County/Starkville community?
The strength and weaknesses is the University. Although the University brings many good things to the Community, the academia mindset often clashes with small town Mississippi thinking.

What growth or improvements do you hope to see in Starkville/Oktibbeha County area in the next 5 years?
More opportunities for graduates of course.

Where can constituents find more information about you and your campaign?
Call 601 527 2021 or ask your supervisor.

 


 

As part of our monthly Blue Ribbon Business Resources series, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership will provide our membership with an opportunity to meet and hear from local candidates during the next Power Breakfast scheduled for July 8 at 7:30 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville. Register your attendance for the Candidate Meet & Greet, where candidates who accepted our invitation will offer a 5-minute statement, and Partnership members and constituents will have the opportunity for informal conversations with candidates before and after the program. Doors open at 7:00am on Wednesday, July 8. Power Breakfast is free for GSDP member representatives, and non-members are welcome for a fee of $25 per person.

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