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Carter announces candidacy for city commissioner

Alex Carter recently announced his candidacy for Nicholasville City Commissioner for the 2018 election in Jessamine County.

Carter is a graduate of West Jessamine High School, the University of Kentucky and the Gatton College of Business and Economics with a degree in business administration where he majored in finance and economics. He is a small business owner in Nicholasville for the past 11 years working as a real estate appraiser and manager for a rental property.

Currently, Carter serves on the Nicholasville Board of Adjustments and previously served on the Jessamine County/Nicholasville/Wilmore Joint Comprehensive Plan Committee.

“As a small business owner I have the experience needed to address budgeting decisions and move Nicholasville forward,” Carter said. “I would be humbled to have the opportunity to serve this community.”

Carter is married to Colby Haley Carter, and the couple reside on Fairway West Drive. They are both members of Southland Christian Church.

“Nicholasville has been my home for my entire life and is a great place to live and raise a family,” Carter said. “I look forward to representing you and working together to accomplish the goals that will benefit Nicholasville.”

Carter said the biggest concern Jessamine County faces is the growth rate and how to address expanding city government on city infrastructure, as well as public safety and city services.

“Proper planning for future city facilities need to be addressed,” Carter said. “Competitive wages and benefits for our police and fire departments need to be a priority to properly acquire, train and retain our community’s first responders. I am passionate about community service and would like to give back to the community of Nicholasville.”

For more information Carter can be reached at 859-230-6459.