Roy Butler has announced his candidacy for a District 4 seat on the Lincoln County Commission in the Aug. 2 election.

“I’d like to take this opportunity not only to introduce myself but also to let you know my plans,” he said. “Votes should be cast on informed decisions. Choices that will benefit the county as a whole and not a select few.”

Butler and his wife, Shirley, have lived and served in Lincoln County for the past 30 years. They are members of the Parks City Baptist Church and are very active in both the church and the community. He serves as deacon, outreach director, and bus ministry director within the church. In addition, he is a member of the executive board and serves on the budget committee of the William Carey Baptist Association. He is also a former member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse.

After graduating high school in Huntsville, Ala., he continued his education at Belmont College in Nashville and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., and a master’s degree in theological studies from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Butler retired with AT&T after 28 years as a service technician. His wife retired from Fayetteville Medical Associates after 12 years. Their daughter, Kristen, and her husband, Aaron Bailey, reside in Hazel Green with their two daughters, Mackenzie and Nicole.

“My dedication to serve others reached into local government a couple of years ago when I was appointed a member of the Lincoln County Planning Commission, where I currently serve as vice chair,” Butler said. “I expanded my dedication to become a member of the county Board of Zoning Appeals. My involvement of both memberships has afforded me the benefit to learn many things and provide valuable insight of areas needing a voice.

“Lincoln County is our home, yours and mine,” he added. “As with all homes, it requires maintenance and improvement to increase its value. As our community grows, its impact can be both a benefit and a detriment. My goal is to guide growth to be advantageous for the county, our children and future businesses.

“With your help, I vow to work towards making our home stronger. Your vote for me on Aug. 2 will represent your understanding and support for a better Lincoln County.”