Gavin Adams, son of Gilbert and Deborah Adams, of Horton, is announcing that he is seeking election to the Marshall County Commission District 3.
Adams was raised in the Horton community on his family’s poultry farm. He graduated from Douglas High School in 2001, and then went on to the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina, where he completed a technical degree in automotive and racing technology in 2005. During his time in North Carolina, Adams worked for multiple race teams as a pit crew member and fabricator. In 2007, Adams enrolled at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2010. Adams went to work for Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay as a chassis design engineer and the head of the warranty department, in this role he interacted with engineers from Freightliner and Cummins to help design and build a hybrid chassis that incorporated Freightliner and Tiffin Motorhomes Powerglide chassis as one unit. In 2013, Adams began working for Rehau Inc. in Cullman where he was a new product engineer for the injection mold company. During his 6 years at Rehau, Adams worked closely with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International engineers to ensure that the production of new car fascias were kept to the proposed timelines and within the multi-million dollar budgets that were set in place for each new model year design. Also, during this time Adams was put in charge of the shipping rack repair and build shop. In this position responsibilities included design and build prototype racks for shipping finished products to the customer, also he had the responsibility of supervising as many as 12 employees and being mindful of budget costs. On October 1, 2018, Adams was able to leave Rehau and begin a new career as a 3rd generation poultry farmer on the family farm in Horton.
In 2012, Adams married Miranda Nelson of Lynnville, TN. They have one son, Jamey. Miranda is an Aerospace Engineer for Boeing in Huntsville. They both live on the family farm in Horton and are members of Douglas United Methodist Church.
“If elected to this position, I will bring a fresh perspective to this commission and I will work for the people of the District 3 and the county to begin improving the roads and rights of ways to ensure safe travel and proper water shed. I will also work with fellow commissioners to secure proper funding for all departments and ensure all county equipment is properly maintained. I will work closely with community leaders to find funding for enrichment projects, community center maintenance, all volunteer fire departments, and the Marshall County Board of Education. For our county to improve, it is my belief that all commissioners must be able to work together for a common interest. I look forward to the opportunity to be your next commissioner for District 3.”