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Candidate questions: Al Bozard

Kershaw County Council race

Posted: October 24, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Updated: October 25, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Four candidates are running for Kershaw County Council on the Nov. 8 ballot. 

In District 1, incumbent Bobby Gary faces challenger Al Bozard. Gary beat Bozard in the special election held last April to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman Willie Mickle, who resigned his seat due to health insurance coverage issues.

In District 2, incumbent Sammy Tucker Jr. faces a challenge from retired county magistrate judge Eugene Hartis.

In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates running for Kershaw County Council by sending out questionnaires. The candidates were asked to answer all questions in their own words and the C-I tried to edit the answers as little as possible; most edits were done for space issues only.

As of press time Monday, Al Bozard was the only candidate for Kershaw County Council who had returned a questionnaire to the C-I.

Here is Mr. Bozard in his own words.  

Q: Why are you running?

A:  I have lived in Kershaw County for the past 40 years. I have attended most Council meeting for the past 12-13 years. This is my third time running for Country Council. I very much want to  help the people of Kershaw County by looking out for their best interest and the best way I know to do that is my getting elected to county council.


Q: What experience do you bring to the position?

A:  I have been in business here in the county one way or another since moving here in 1976. I went back to college in 1988 and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Since then I have worked in and out of the country building Army camps in Bosnia and Guam and churches and motels here in the southern United States. I taught college for 11 years and I am in the Metal Fabrication and welding business at the present time.

I have served on the county airport commission for the past eight years. I am a very active member of Springvale Baptist Church in Lugoff. 


Q: What personal information would you like to include about yourself, such as family, education, career, civic involvement, church affiliation, etc.

A:  See above.


Q:  What makes your background and experience so uniquely suited to the job?

A: Not specifically answered.


Q: What are some issues/problems you want to work on to solve or accomplishments you wish to achieve?

A:   I have numerous issues I need to work on. Keeping taxes low, improving our roads, keeping our lakes and rivers clean, visibility in government and stopping unnecessary spending are just several.


Q:  What is your number one goal – that is, if you could only accomplish one thing in one term, what would it be and why do you believe it is so important?

A:  My first goal is to let the people of this county know I am one they can talk to and I will listen. 


Q: The campaign has been ongoing for several months now. Undoubtedly you have been out meeting people and trying to find out what is important to them. What are some insights you have gained with this experience? How is what you have learned comparing/contrasting with any preconceived notions you may have held?

A:  Not specificially answered.


Q: What’s the most recent book you have read and/or movie you have seen?

A:  My last book was “Why Climb the Corporate Ladder When You can take the Elevator”, By John M. Capozzi. 



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