Jackson County Commissioner Mike Sisk is seeking a second term on the county commission. Sisk announced he has qualified to run in the Republican Primary for the District 4 seat.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the commission and continuing my work for the great people of Jackson County,” said Sisk, who is a businessman and local farmer. “Every vote I have cast over the past three years has been what I believe to be in the best interest of the working class taxpayer. I have worked tirelessly to protect the hard-earned tax dollars of the citizens of this county.”
Sisk, a lifelong resident of Jackson County, was elected to the county commission in 2016. He and his wife, Christine, live in Paint Rock Valley and are members of Brownsboro Baptist Church.
They have a family of six children and nine grandchildren. Christine is self-employed and owns her own janitorial service. Brandon Sisk and Lindsay Mclain Sisk, of Hollytree, have two children. Brandon is the owner of Valley Lawn Care and Landscape. Lindsay is a full-time bus driver and substitute teacher at Skyline High School.
Danielle and Jason Potts, of Estillfork, have two children. Danielle is a teacher at Skyline High School, and Jason is the owner of Potts Plumbing in Huntsville.
Brianne Sisk is self-employed and owns a cleaning service in Princeton.
Stepson Jonathan Doss and his wife, Alexis, live in Clarksville, Tennessee, where Jonathan serves in the U.S. Army Special Forces, Green Beret.
Stepson Christopher Doss and Laura have three children and reside in Estillfork. Christopher is a foreman with an Ohio-based lineman crew. Stepdaughter Victoria Baugh and Jason Baugh live in Estillfork. Victoria is employed with the U.S. Postal Service, and Jason is employed with Greenscape Contracting in Huntsville.
Sisk has served in leadership positions of numerous community organizations such as the Farm Service Agency Board of Directors, the Paint Rock River Watershed Committee as well as a local bank board of directors.
Sisk contributes his servant mentality to his rural, Christian raising. He is the oldest son of Jimmie and Sara Sisk of Hollytree.
“My parents taught me the values of hard work and serving others,” said Sisk. “As a small town farmer, I understand what it’s like having to work hard to earn a living.”
Sisk has been a successful businessman for over three decades as the owner of M&M Feed and Grain, Inc.
“I spent three decades in the trucking business,” said Sisk. “Farming and trucking fuels our economy in rural Alabama. Agribusiness depends on reliable infrastructure to bring commodities to market. As commissioner, I have worked to ensure the people and business community have safe and dependable roads and bridges.
Sisk acknowledged the issues facing the county commission. He says he will continue to bring fiscally conservative ideas to the table.
“I believe we ought to work with our legislative delegation to find solutions that will stabilize our county’s finances and bring solvency to our budget. As a conservative, I wholeheartedly support the people’s right to decide if they want a tax or not. I will always fight for the people to be heard. Every household in Jackson County has to balance their family budget. I believe government ought to do the same and live within its means.”
According to Sisk, industry recruitment and workforce development are important prerequisites to economic growth and job creation.
“Jackson County is home to the hardest working, God-fearing people our state has to offer,” said Sisk. “As a commission, we must ensure that we are good partners with the chamber, EDA and other key players so we are moving forward together as a team.”
Sisk emphasized his dedication to his constituents.
“I am beholden to only the citizens that elected me to work on their behalf,” he said. “The people of this county entrusted me to protect their hard-earned tax dollars. That is what I have done and will continue to do. I will always work to streamline government services and being efficiency to county operations. I humbly ask for your support in our reelection campaign. It’s been an honor to serve, and I’m excited about continuing to work for you. May God Bless each and every one of you.”
The Republican Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.