Meet the Candidates: Warren County Board of Supervisors — District 4 Republican Martin “Marty” Crevitt

Published 7:30 pm Friday, August 2, 2019

Editor’s note: The responses to the questions posed to each of the candidates vying for nominations in their party primaries were provided by the candidates. The responses have not been edited. We appreciate the candidates for taking the time to participate in this survey and providing their responses in a timely fashion.

Martin “Marty” Crevitt

• Hometown and how long you have lived in Warren County. If you’re a lifelong resident of Warren County please include that.

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I am a lifelong resident of the 4th District of Warren County, where I have been a business owner over 30 years.

  Highest education level achieved and/or technical certification. Also include any degrees earned and institutions where those degrees and/or certifications were earned.

I am a 1979 graduate of Warren Central High School. I attended Hinds Vocational for two years.

  In your opinion, what is the number one issue facing your district? Why do you believe that issue is a top priority?

The number one issue facing District 4 is the relationship between the Warren County Supervisors and the City of Vicksburg. If both work together, we can bring new industry and jobs to our community that will provide the types of income on which people can raise a family.

  As supervisor, what have you done to address issues in your district? If running for office, what would you do as supervisor to address those issues?

If elected supervisor, I would work to improve the physical appearance of the county. There are several roads in need of repair, trash and debris to be removed, trees and grass that need to be cut, and drainage ditches and culverts that need cleaned. I also believe that it is important to be accessible to our citizens. If someone contacts his/her supervisor, that supervisor should respond to the person with an answer and not delay the response by having to check with the supervisors.

  As a whole how would you grade the current Board of Supervisors’ performance? Be specific as to those things you believe the board has done well and those things that could have been done better. If you’re running for office, please grade the current board overall and be specific in those areas they have done well at, or need to do a better job.

I am running for District 4 Supervisor because I am not satisfied with the performance of my current supervisor. I will, as your newly elected supervisor of District 4 I make these promises: I will respond when called. I will put forth a great effort to clean up this county. I will work with the City and State to accomplish my goal to make our county great again!

  As a county overall, what do you believe the biggest challenge facing the county will be over the next four years and what do you believe you can do to meet those challenges if you are elected or re-elected?

I believe the highest challenge will be to find ways to fix our infrastructure without raising taxes. We have to be prudent with the taxpayers’ money and not raise taxes every time we have a new project. We need to take a close look at our budget and spend money wisely.