Burleson touts accomplishments and full-time status in seeking fifth term

Rex and Regina Burleson

Rex and Regina Burleson

Rex Burleson is seeking his fifth term on the Colbert County Commission. 

We talked with Rex recently and he told us, “I work full-time as county commissioner, unlike my opponent who works full-time. Citizens can call me anytime and I will respond,”

“I encourage voters to look around at what we have done for District 1,” said Burleson.

We asked Burleson what he has done for his district.

Burleson replied, “New Senior Center, Pass lanes on River Road, 7 storm shelters, Alloys Park, RTJ Project, work with Sheffield Elected officials to get ATRIP(Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Inprovement Program) monies to pave 2nd Street and improve Avalon. I personally helped to bring tourism and  manufacturing jobs to Colbert County Navistar,Freight Car, SCA, NAL, Walgreens Call Center and Robert Trent Jones Project and more,”

“I was there at all meetings, not just the ones when I could get off my full-time position. There is a difference in a full-time and part-time commissioner. These meetings are very important when you are recruiting jobs and/or working on grants,” said Burleson.

Burleson said he wanted to add that he has proven record and has backed up his commitments and does not make promises he can’t keep.

Commissioner Burleson is retired from Helen Keller Hospital. He oversaw material management.

On November 8, Burleson will face Republican Tommy Barnes of Sheffield.

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