By Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor
Longtime County Commissioner Ron Milton, representing the county’s 5th District, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2020.
“This year will conclude my second full term on the Morgan County Board of Commissioners and I will not be on the ballot for the 2020 election,” said Milton.
“It has been an honor to serve as Commissioner for the 5th District and all of Morgan County’s citizens.”
Milton, who served as the board’s chairman for the last two years, is hoping the right person will step up to fill his seat.
“With the Primary election in May, I feel confident we will have several capable candidates for the 5th District seat step forward to represent those of us that live in the area,” said Milton.
After Milton announced his coming retirement from the board, his fellow commissioners praised Milton for his dedication and leadership.
“I want to thank him for the last two years of his leadership,” said Commissioner Philipp Von Hanstein. “He is one of the easiest going fellas to be on this board. He never gets upset about anything and never gets emotional about stuff, but he’s very passionate about the county’s business.”
During his time as a commissioner, Milton most enjoyed meeting his constituents and familiarizing himself with their concerns.
“I believe the single biggest thing I will take away from serving on the board is the many residents I have been able to meet that I otherwise would not have been able to,” said Milton. “I also commend my fellow commissioners for their dedication to their office and I can truthfully say each on of them has the citizens of Morgan County in mind in whatever decisions they make. We are also blessed in Morgan County with the dedicated staff of employees working daily to ensure county government is running safely, efficiently, and with the welfare of our citizens in mind.”