Esto Mayor Danny Powell has formally announced his candidacy for Holmes County Commissioner, District 4. Mayor Powell has resided in the town of Esto since 2001 and has served on the Esto Town Council since 2004.
Esto is the home to Powell's family owned and operated heating and air conditioning business, P&P Heating and Cooling Specialists Inc. Heating and cooling has been his chosen career since he graduated from George C. Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama in 1983. Powell says his desire to work hard to support his family, better his life and grow in his community is what pushed him to further his profession by becoming a licensed contractor for both Alabama and Florida in 1996.
Powell also says he hopes to apply the skills he's learned from his experience as a small business owner in helping Holmes County become the best it can be.
"I understand the importance of quality management skills and how these are important for the development, management and maintenance of our beautiful county," said Powell.
Powell also states that the experience he brings with him from holding a position on the Esto Town Council will give him the knowledge and confidence to apply himself to the fullest on the Board of County Commissioners.
"I have a vision of bettering the county as a whole," said Powell. "I plan to work hard with the other departments of the county to get the best possible results. If (everyone) works together as a team, fighting for the same common good, we can better our county, our local economy and the overall infrastructure of this county - not only for us in the here and now, but for our families and for our future," he added. "Together, we will bring improvement to Holmes County”
Powell is also the father of two grown sons and four young grandchildren.