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Bouldin announces candidacy for District 2 Commissioner
Bouldin Carl E.

Carl E. Bouldin is announcing his candidacy for the Warren County Commission, District 2.

Bouldin, an independent candidate, a resident of Sioux Trail in Westwood, has gratefully served the residents of the 2nd District for many years, overseeing various committees and projects during his tenure on the commission.

First appointed to the commission in 1993, Bouldin counts it a privilege and honor to serve the residents of the county’s 2nd District.

“I have been honored to serve you the past 24 years,” Bouldin said. “Overseeing the county’s expenditures is something that requires a great deal of learning in order to understand the complex issues we face on a regular basis. Experience goes a long way in understanding the enormous requirements of the position.”

Bouldin says he is most appreciative of the foresight of the commission over the past several years to proceed with various improvements throughout the county, especially the educational facilities and buildings constructed and updated.

“In the last few years, the county has spent approximately $27 million for building and safety improvements.  As longtime chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, I am convinced you have to stay ahead of the curve and plan for the future,” Bouldin said. “If we want to be attractive to industry and business, the county must always be looking for ways to improve our facilities and provide new buildings. You have to look to the future and plan accordingly, of course all within designated budgets. Experience on the commission certainly goes a long way in understanding the process.”

The Building and Grounds Committee he chairs is overseeing the Warren County Jail expansion, as well as the county’s requirement to make all public buildings ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, which is a federal requirement.

Bouldin, also a member of the extremely important Budget and Finance Committee, is aware of the extreme importance of the county tax rate and how it effects the members of his district.

“There is a huge responsibility of making every dollar count and making sure every dollar is spent to its fullest advantage. I have wholeheartedly attempted to make sure every dollar the county spends is well accounted for, as well as needed to move the county forward in the right direction,” Bouldin said.

Bouldin has also served on various other committees during his tenure on the commission, including the Financial Management, Education, Corrections Partnership, Policy and Personnel and Industrial Airport committees.

Bouldin is married to his wife of 60 years, Cleta, a retired Warren County School System employee. They have two sons, Dwight and Darryl, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are members of First Baptist Church. 

Bouldin emphasized he sincerely appreciates the tremendous support he has received from the 2nd District over the years and looks forward to working hard for another term.

“The August General Election will soon be here and I look forward to meeting as many residents of the 2nd District as possible to personally thank you for your vote, support and encouragement. Luckily, I have been overwhelmingly re-elected to my post several times and I am asking for your vote to continue to work for you the next four years,” Bouldin concluded.