Montgomery County native Arnie Pittman is seeking election to the District 3 seat of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in November’s General Election. Pittman is running as an independent candidate.
“I am a strong leader who will work for all residents of District 3 as well as the other members of the Board of Supervisors to create a more prosperous Montgomery County,” Pittman said.
Pittman, who works as a sales representative for Mississippi-Tennessee Transformers in Greenwood and owns his own cattle operation in Montgomery County, has managerial experience and is efficient in business finance and budgeting. He also has experience as a heavy equipment operator thanks to his service in the U.S. Navy, from 1987-1995.
“In the Navy, I worked as a heavy equipment operator,” Pittman said. “I know about construction, equipment, and equipment maintence.”
Pittman said if elected he wants to focus on economic development as well as work to improve the county’s infrastructure.
“I want our people to have the opportunity to work in their home county,” Pittman said.
“I want to work to improve the county’s economy through job creation, business recruitment, and small business development,” he said. “Without increasing our tax base, the county will not have the funds to make the necessary improvements to replace its aging infrastructure.”
Married to Jill Pittman, a nurse, the couple has two boys, Luke 23, and Matthew, 21. He is the son of Sam Pittman and the late Dru Pittman.
In the community, Pittman is a member of the board of directors of the Carroll Leflore Montgomery Cattlemen’s Association as well as the board of directors for the Lodi-Minerva Volunteer Fire Department. He and his family attend Grace Baptist Church in Grenada.
A 1986 graduate of Winona Academy, Pittman received his Bachelor of Science degree in poultry science at Mississippi State University.
“I feel I am qualified to serve as your District 3 supervisor for Montgomery County,” Pittman said. “Just as I have in any role, I will give my very best in serving the citizens of Montgomery County. Please consider me as you go to the polls on November 5.”
Pittman said he hopes to meet as many residents of District 3 prior to November’s election, and he encouraged those with questions or comments to call him at 310-3830.