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Candidate Profiles: Oktibbeha County Supervisor District 5


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How long have you lived in Starkville/Oktibbeha County?
27 years

What qualifications and experience do you feel you possess that would benefit the office you are seeking?
East Oktibbeha Co. High School Graduate, 2006

Member of the High School Honor Society & Who’s Who

Hearin High School Leadership Conference, 2006

Leadership Scholarship Recipient, 2006

Mississippi University for Women Graduate

Small Business Owner, Runnin on E Graphix

Lifelong citizen of Oktibbeha County

What do you see as the most important aspects or considerations of the office you are seeking?
Educating the younger generation and job creation.

As District 5 Supervisor, I will work work to provide programs for youth, so upon graduation they will have the knowledge and skills needed to be able to

compete for better jobs and career opportunities. Also, by educating the younger generation will decrease our crime level, increase college/training program enrollments and give them the tools they would need to become a productive American citizen.

Through teamwork and informed decision I will strive to make financial the decision that will bring more jobs to Oktibbeha County and help improve our economic status.  This will allow Oktibbeha County citizens to make their living and allow them spend their hard-earned money within our community. Leading to much needed improvements throughout the county .

In your view, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the Oktibbeha County/Starkville community?
Strengths: Oktibbeha County has a very strong economy, great working class,and a safe community.

Weaknesses: The lack of job creation compared to the other surrounding counties and adequate health care.

What growth or improvements do you hope to see in Starkville/Oktibbeha County area in the next 5 years?
the economy of Oktibbeha County. I will work to attract industries and

Where can constituents find more information about you and your campaign?
Facebook: Ernest Rogers, Jr for District 5   (




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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.