WARSAW – Twenty three years of service is apparently not enough for Kosciusko County Commissioner Brad Jackson.
The 57-year-old commissioner announced Monday that he intends to seek a seventh term in office.
Jackson made the announcement after Monday’s commissioners meeting, Dec. 23.
Jackson said he looked back at a campaign announcement he wrote 24 years ago and said that his priorities – namely helping the county and maintaining a frugal approach to spending – have not changed.
He also suggested he’s identified an endpoint of public service as a commissioner.
“I do plan on seeking one more term,” Jackson said. “I entertained the idea of retiring, but I just feel I’ve worked long enough that I know I’m contributing and want to continue on.”
“The bottom line is, I just love this county. I have a passion for this county. I think it’s a great place to live,” he said.
Jackson replaced longtime commissioner Murice Beer, of Milford, in his first election.
Jackson and his brother, Bruce Jackson, are part owners of TL Jackson Construction, of Syracuse.
He’s a Syracuse resident and represents the northern district.
He said he likes the daily issues that surface for the commissioners but also has grown to like roles that he and other commissioners share.
Two examples he pointed to is the current effort to improve access to Polywood’s facility and his support in the future construction of an overpass north of Milford.