By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer
Carrie Peters-Reid has announced her intent to run for the position of District 1 representative on the Madison City Council. The District 1 seat will become vacant during this election cycle when current Council Member Fred Perriman gives up the position in order to run for Mayor.
Peters-Reid, wife of Morgan County Deputy Sheriff Derrick Reid, is a lifelong resident of Morgan County and has been a small business owner for 24 years, including 17 years in Morgan County. She is currently the co-owner of Carrie and Melissa’s Hair Gallery, located at 1410 Atlanta Highway.
Peters-Reid has six children, four of which are stepchildren, and one grandson. She also attends Calvary Baptist Church.
Workforce homes, youth mentoring programs, and job creation will be the three major points in Peters-Reid’s campaign.
“We need jobs and we need homes for the work force,” began Peters-Reid.
“I want to ensure the fair distribution of our tax dollars, while maintaining a balanced budget and committing monetary resources to the maintenance of all community parks, recreational facilities, and a strong quality police and fire department,” continued Peters-Reid.
“I also look forward to encouraging and supporting small and local businesses.”
Peters-Reid is especially conscious of the needs of her particular district; she believes that many of the children and young adults in District 1 need extra guidance in order to be as successful as they can be in life.
“Some kids don’t know what to do,” said Peters-Reid. “Kids need someone to show them the right direction.”
Peters-Reid looks forward to the chance to “represent the voice and interest” of District 1 and promises “to listen to concerns, to actively participate in all community and neighborhood meetings, and to use every available resource for your betterment.”