Rural Silver City resident Jack May said Monday that Mills County’s reluctance to repeal its building permit ordinances is behind his decision to run as Independent candidate by petition in the Nov. 2 election for a seat on the county board of supervisors.
May said he received more than 200 valued signatures to get his name on the ballot in opposition of incumbent Republican Richard Crouch.
“I guess that (building permit ordinances) is what brought it on,” May said. “I know the supervisors all voted for it and have their reasons to support it.
“I’m not sure the county supervisors and county government are listening to the people on the issues.”
May, 67, said he considers himself retired, but has been involved in farming in Mills County nearly all of his life. He also does concrete and brick work.
Although he opposes the county’s building permit ordinances, May said he does support the efforts of Mills County Secondary Roads Department employees and other county government agencies.