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Walker announces re-election run for District 3 seat

Chris Walker announced his intention to run for re-election for the Atmore City Council District 3 seat on Monday.

“It has been a blessing to be able to serve the people of our beloved city for the past 12 years,” Walker said. “During this time, our community has faced challenges, but none quite like the issues that we currently face. The ongoing pandemic has changed our lives in a manner that we would never have expected. Hopefully, over the past few months of (observing the) safe-at- home (order), we all have had time to reflect on those things that are most important to us.”

Walker was born and raised in Atmore, and has lived and worked here for more than 20 years. He has three adult children, of whom he’s proud, he said.

Walker said his oldest, Keshonda, 35, of Davenport, Fla., is a senior manager of consulting services for a consulting firm; Christopher, 28, also of Davenport, is a high school teacher and coach for the Polk County School system; and Davontae, 24, of Santa Clara, Calif., is a software engineer for Google.

Walker said together, as a community, all will be able to make it through the difficult times.

“I fully intend to continue to work to enhance the community and the lives of the citizens within it,” he said. “To do this, I feel that it is necessary to be accessible, transparent and engaging in any and all activities that promote the uplifting of our citizens. I will continue to work diligently with the mayor and other members of the council to improve our community through job creation, revitalization, beautification, elevation of social services and increased community awareness.”
Walker said he’s running for re-election because he loves Atmore and the district in which he lives.

“My experience, leadership, education, military service and financial background uniquely qualify me to best serve the citizens of Atmore,” he said. “In the coming pre-election weeks, I will be using social media as a platform to address many subjects of interest to the community. I invite you as citizens to engage, ask questions and chime in as the narrative ensues.

“With that being said, I humbly ask that the citizens of District 3 cast their vote for Chris Walker, Atmore City Council on Aug. 25, 2020,” he said. “Your vote is your voice! Get out and vote! God bless you one and all.”