Newell Continues District 2 Campaign

Wayman Newell is one of only two incumbents whose races are not yet decided for them.

As one of only two incumbents now vying to win re-election in November, Newell says he is continuing his campaign--by going door-to-door, putting out signs, and campaigning while fulfilling his duties as supervisor.

Newell is making known that he is running in November. He stated four years ago, when he sought the office of supervisor, that he would be a working supervisor. He said he believes his record shows he has worked for everyone.

"Trying to do something for all the people of Lauderdale County, not some of them, and working for everybody," said Newell, a Republican. "That's my campaign promise again, that I will continue to work for all of the people, not some of them, but all of them."

As for the upset loss of District 5 Ray Boswell to challenger Kyle Rutledge, Newell says that the people have voiced who they want.

"The District 5 people down there made their choice, and that's what democracy is about," Newell said.

Boswell's loss is the loss of an ally for Newell. He says allies are necessary to get things done. He also says everyone has allies.

"You know, it takes three votes to do anything," said Newell. "You got to have an ally. If you don't have anybody, you don't get anything done. It's just like other supervisors are allies with other people. So they try to pick up the third vote, if you will, to get something done. If you don't have three votes, you can't do anything."

Newell faces Democratic nominee, Greg Lane, on the November ballot.

Newscenter 11 attempted to contact Democratic nominee, District 4 supervisor Joe Norwood, to discuss his plans leading up to the general election, but we were unsuccessful. He's opposed by Republican Harry Routt.


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