Jack Atchley has announced his candidacy for a District 3 seat on the Lincoln County Commission in the Aug. 2 election.

He and his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Atchley, have two daughters and six grandchildren. He and his wife attend Prospect Baptist Church. Atchley has lived in Lincoln County for over 50 years and has resided in District 3 for over 25 years.

A former District 3 commissioner, Atchley is once again asking for an opportunity to serve the citizens of District 3. He has served on various committees and organizations with proven leadership abilities. He has served on the commission’s budget and industrial oversight committees. In addition, Atchley has been president of the Kiwanis club, the Fayetteville Softball Association, the Fayetteville Umpires Association and the Leadership Lincoln Class of 2008.

Atchley has been employed in the water treatment business for 40 years. He has been a familiar voice on the local radio stations, WEKR and WYTM. Atchley has hosted the Roy Warren Quartet Time show for many years and has broadcasted many sports events and currently has a morning show on both stations.

“As a commissioner, I would like to see more cooperation within the various organizations in Lincoln County,” Atchley said in announcing his candidacy. “Our county government should be concerned with our education system, our community development, our law enforcement and emergency management departments, as well as our county volunteer fire departments. The County Commission should work with the health system to ensure the citizens have proper health care at a reasonable cost.

“The future of Lincoln County lies within its residents and their leaders working together to provide the necessary quality of life that we all desire,” he added. “Listening to each other and striving to work things out is a high priority that all leaders should aspire to. As a county commissioner, I will listen and try to do the best for all of Lincoln County. I would appreciate your vote and support in the upcoming election.”