Craig Bratcher won the open seat for the Boone County Commission in last week’s election with 57% of the votes.
Bratcher sat down with the Coal Valley News on Thursday, November 10 for an interview.
We asked Bratcher what types of goals and plans he has for Boone County and its people.
Bratcher said, “I want to get to know the people the county employs. I want to know what everyone’s job duties and responsibilities are: from administrator, office personnel, all the way to the custodian. I want to let the citizens of Boone County know that we are there for them.”
Once Bratcher takes his seat on January 1 he plans on going through the books and records as far back as five years to see where money is being spent. He hopes to find ways to save the county money by doing this.
“The county is a business and has to be run like a business making smart business decisions,” said Bratcher.
Bratcher wants to be involved with the county and its people.
“One promise I will make, is that I will be out at functions throughout the county. I plan on visiting community centers, going to City Council meetings throughout the county, Ambulance Authority meetings and getting feedback from them and bringing it to the commission meetings,” Bratcher said.
Bratcher also said, “I want to work with the sheriff’s office more closely to fight crime and drugs in our county.”
Bratcher also hopes to address the issue the county faces with the loss of our county dumps.
“I really want to help us get going again, and make Boone County proud again,” said Bratcher.
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder