Donny Ogle has announced his candidacy for a District 8 seat on the Lincoln County Commission in the Aug. 2 general election.

“I have served on the commission for 36 years, starting in 1978 and serving for 20 years until 1998,” Ogle said in his announcement. “During that time, I served on many committees, including law enforcement, hospital board, beer board and as secretary of the county budget committee, as well as many ad hoc committees.

“Then, in 2002, I was elected again to the commission and served in that position for the past 16 years,” he said, noting that during that time, he has served on the highway committee, budget committee, beer board, adult orientation board, agriculture committee, hospital board and ad hoc committees. “Altogether, I have served for 36 years total and have enjoyed serving as your commissioner and would be honored to serve for four more years if elected.”

Born and raised in the Vanntown community of Lincoln County, he and his wife of 51 years, Kathy Bynum Ogle, have four children, three of whom still live in Lincoln County, and one of whom lives in Moore County. They also have nine grandchildren – six boys and three girls, and two great-grandchildren, a boy and a girl.

“I have farmed for 34 years in Lincoln County with two brothers, Harold and David,” he said. “Also during that time, I was able to farm with another brother, Danny, and my two sons, Doug and Wesley, for a couple of years.

“Your vote and influence for the upcoming August election will be greatly appreciated, and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your commissioner for 36 years.”