Ozark mayoral candidates outline future plans for city


OZARK, Al. (WDHN) — Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting has been the mayor four times and is seeking a fifth term, but he has competition in two other candidates: Chaddwick Crews and Mark Blankenship.

Despite the competition, Bunting said he has several projects he wants finish and is always up for a challenge.

“I hope the people will trust this old guy one more time,” Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting said. “I got some things I’d like to finish out, and I really believe I can do it.”

Bunting told WDHN some his past accomplishments include bringing a swimming pool to the area to provide a place for swimming lessons—all without using taxpayer money.

He also said he has kept the biking trail under $10,000 for the city.

Meanwhile, Blankenship said he has done a good job as a council member and, if elected, wants to grow business in Ozark.

“I think that we’ve got to do a better job in retaining the businesses that we have and recruiting other business to our area, business, and industry,” Ozark mayor candidate Mark Blankenship said.

Candidate Crews says he also wants to bring in more business.

“We need more jobs, and that’s one of my leading priorities,” Crews said. “I have been acquiring information from corporations trying to build partnerships with the city of Ozark. So jobs is my main priority, first priority.”

The municipal election is currently set for August 25th.

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