Lee Sims, the son of the late Jimmy and Mary Sims and resident of the Sims Community is announcing his candidacy for Marshall County Commissioner, District 3.
After graduating from Guntersville High School in 1989, Sims married Amy Martin, of Albertville. They recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Sims joined the U.S. Army in 1992 and served for five years until 1997. He and Amy have three children: Christian, who serves in the Army; Carlee and Leah who are both stay-at-home mothers. Currently, Sims and his family attend Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. While in the Army, Sims was stationed in Virginia, Korea and Fort Stewart, Georgia, where he was in charge of multiple repair, maintenance and machine shops and their respective budgets, which were in hundreds of thousands of dollars. After the Army, Sims and his wife came back to Marshall County to raise their children and become active members of the community.
As a member of the greater Sand Mountain Football Association for 16 years, Sims has served as a referee in football games from pee wee to the high school level.
Sims released the following statement
“Being raised as a Conservative Christian, I was taught to treat everyone the same, and that is with dignity, respect and equality. As your next Commissioner, I will implement an open-door policy and be accessible to the people. I will work with fellow Commissioners to ensure proper funding is extended to all departments and that the county’s property and equipment are in excellent shape. Also, I will work with other elected officials to find extra funding for our county and District 3. As your Commissioner, I pledge to be engaged with each community, each volunteer fire department and the Marshall County School Board of Education.
“I pledge to the citizens of District 3 better roads and rights of way. Upon my first day of office, I will hit the ground running by taking inventory of roads and assessing the needs for safer travel and better maintenance. I look forward to being your next District 3 Commissioner. I humbly ask for your vote and support.
“If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me at 256-558-6233.”