Hooper asks for vote
The Rev. Curtis Hooper, a native of Shelby, is seeking reelection to the board of aldermen on June 6, 2017.
I have served as alderman of Shelby for the past 20 years. I am married to Ruthie M. Johns Hooper, and we have three children and three grandchildren.
For the past 28 years, I have been a committed ordained pastor at Community Chapel A/G Church in Shelby.
I am retired from the Mississippi Department of Correction where I worked for over 28 years.
While at the facility, I worked as a correctional officer, assistant unit administrator, unit administrator, assistant area watch commander and area watch commander.
I will continue to work with the mayor and the Board of Aldermen to see the city of Shelby move forward. I am a strong supporter of teamwork. I believe that a house divided shall not stand and that there is power in unity.
Since I have served on the Board of Aldermen, the health insurance has been provided for all employees, and the city has become part of the Public Employee Retirement System.
Also since serving on the Board of Aldermen, I have supported and assisted the mayor and board in providing grants that purchased new houses, improvement of waste and sewer water concerns, purchasing of a new fire truck, upgrading of Shelby City park by providing new equipment with no cost to the city, assisted and supported the mayor and Board of Alderman to work at bringing 100 to 200 jobs for Shelby citizens to the old Shelby Die Casting Plant.
Since I have been on the Board of Aldermen, I have provided the following; $13,000 worth of clothes give away to the citizens of Shelby, the church's garden that provide fresh vegetables for the community, I also teach the young boys how to grow vegetable in the garden.
Since I have a deep concern for the children and youth of Shelby each year I provide school supplies.
I also provide Thanksgiving meals that feed over 300 citizens of Shelby, Christmas gifts for the children of Shelby, nursing home fruit bags and gifts to the residents, and taking the children on different trips each year.
My goals and plans are to assist and support the mayor and board to purchase new police cars, improve water and sewer system by filing for grants, and apply for grant that will improve existing homes in Shelby.
I will continue to represent all of the citizens of Shelby, and work with the state, county, mayor and board to improve our city streets.
I will work to see the police department be fully staffed with well trained officers, work to bring a balance budget to the city, work to bring new businesses in the city and continue to support issues that are right and not wrong.
I ask for your prayer and vote on June 6, 2017, as I seek this high office as Alderman to help take Shelby forward.