Candidate Profile: David B. Langford

David Langford
David Langford

Name: David B. Langford

Age: 54

Immediate Family Members: Angela Glover-Langford (spouse), Pierce A. Langford (son)

Occupation: Owner Champion Dry Cleaners Inc.

Office Sought: St. Clair County Board District 16

Party Affiliation: Republican

Previous elected positions years served: Precinct Committeeman District 16 for 8 years

Why are you running?: I feel that it is time for a change in leadership within St. Clair County, and the only way to get the rising property taxes, and wasteful spending under control is to bring in new management.

What is the biggest issue facing St. Clair County, and how should elected officials and county staff approach it?: There are many big issues facing St. Clair County, with one of the largest being the Mid America Airport. The first step would be to look at costs, and cost overruns in the operating budget. The next step would be to decided whether or not the people in charge of bringing business to the airport while earning high salaries had in fact justifiably earned those salaries or should they be replaced. Once we can reduce wasteful spending on that airport ,and get it to pay for itself, the better off the county will be.

What are your views on MidAmerica Airport, and how should the county handle the future of the airport?: see previous answer.

What improvements do you want to see in how the county is run?: We need to insure that all elections county wide are fair and without fraudulent voting.

We need to develop a reasonable solution to insure the profitability of Mid America Airport, look into ways to cut wasteful spending, and lower property taxes and other taxes

Do you plan to serve the full term of office?: yes

Why should people vote for you?: I believe my 15 years of operating a small business, along with my years in the banking industry before that, will help to bring a fresh approach that eliminates wasteful spending of taxpayers money on frivolous projects