Submitted by Bart Connelly
My name is Bart Connelly and I am announcing my candidacy for the Pickens County District 1 County Commissioner seat in the May 20 Republican Primary.
My wife Cindy and I have been married for 39 years and we have lived in the Jerusalem Community for the past 14 years. We have two children and three grandchildren.
I was blessed to be able to retire three years ago after spending 33 years in the construction industry. Prior to that I earned a Master’s degree in Education from West Virginia University and prior to that I received the Eagle Scout Award through the Boy Scouts of America.
I have been a member of the Pickens County Republican Party for the past 10 years and currently serve on the Executive Board as the vice chairman for Precinct Development. I am also a member of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Unit; member of the Board of Directors for Keep Pickens Beautiful serving as the chairman for the Adopt-A-Road program; member of the Pickens County Board of Assessors; and member of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce.
We attend Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church where I am currently the president of the Men’s Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
My objectives as District Commissioner would be to maintain an open and transparent government, to be a fiscal watchdog of the peoples’ money, to make common sense decisions and to be fair and honest to all the citizens of Pickens County.
I look forward to meeting and talking to as many of you as I can during this campaign, and I am asking first for your prayers and then for your support to become District 1 Commissioner. Should you wish to contact me, my phone number is 770-296-4640. May God bless us all.