|Full Name:||Bryant Liddle||Click here for Voting Records|
|On The Ballot:||Running, Democrat for Callaway County Eastern District Commissioner|
|General||Nov. 6, 2012|
|Primary||Aug. 7, 2012|
|Family:||Wife: Kathy Richey Liddle; 2 children: Christina Niedergerke and Jessica Richey|
|Birth Place:||Fulton, MO|
As a lifelong Callawegian, I know my community and the citizens within. I want to serve my community as your next Eastern District Commissioner.
I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management that I obtained while working fulltime for AT&T.
I retired from AT&T in 2009, after 30 years of service to the company and serving the citizens of Callaway and surrounding areas. After retirement I went to work as the Manager of Modern Farm Lawn and Garden store in Fulton where I working until April of this year. I chose to leave that job to concentrate on my political campaign.
I also own a small home-based business, B-Line Engraving which I started in 2011.
I am involved in my community and serve as the Co-facilitator of the Callaway County COAD, which organizes local groups to prepare for disasters, and I am the Co-chair of the Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage.
I am also the Treasurer of Callaway County Democrats Club, served on Fulton's Solid waste Advisory Team (2009-2010) and I am a strong supporter and volunteer for the Callaway County United Way. My leadership experience includes over 12 years as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President for the Communication Workers of America Local 6314, which included workers in over 21 Missouri counties.
There is so much more to Callaway County than its roads & bridges. The Health and Environmental department, the EOC, 911 Dispatch, Sheriff's Department - to name a few- all serve a vital function in our community. Growth is important to our county. If additional units are built at the Callaway Energy Center, we, as a county must be prepared. We must assure new employees that Callaway County welcomes them and that this is where they should choose to live instead of commuting to Boone, Cole or surrounding counties. I want our standard of living to such that people and businesses want to reside and work here.
We are a great county, but I know everyone agrees, we must not sit back and smile but look forward with ideas and solutions that will make us continue to grow.
Infrastructure will be a major concern if the power plant is expanded. I want to make certain our sheriff's department continues to be funded adequately and appropriately and that our EOC is funded. We are a big county – one of the largest in the state.
Although commissioners don't address the funding of education, it is important that our educational system in Callaway is top notched so that people will not only come here, they will stay here. We must have an educated workforce in order to bring businesses to our county. We must make certain we continue to manage our money and address future needs.
I want to be part of this commission because I have a vision of tomorrow and a history of yesterday. I know where we've been and where we are and where we will need to be in five years.
Managing county government is no different that managing a business. I know how to develop a budget, I know how to find solutions to problems, I know how to get along and I know how to work each day.
My education, employment record, leadership experience and passion for my community makes me the best candidate for Callaway County Eastern District Commissioner.
Thank you for your continued support and vote November 6th.