Story announces candidacy for probate judge position

Published 9:22 am Tuesday, April 17, 2018

VALLEY — Paul Story has qualified to run for the office of Chambers County  Probate Judge. He will be a candidate in the Tuesday, June 5 Republican primary.

“After much prayer and consideration I have qualified to seek election to the office of probate judge.” he said. “To give you a little information about myself and my family, I am married to the former Ashley Langley. We have three children, Aiden, who is nine years old, Alix-Paul, who is eight, and Addison, who’s six. Aiden is a student at LaFayette Lanier Elementary School, while Alix-Paul and Addison are students at Bob Harding-Shawmut Elementary School.

“Our family resides in Valley and are active members of Emmanuel Baptist Church. I am the son of Charles W. and Beverly Potts Story, and grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. W.M. Story and the late Mr. & Mrs. Worth Potts.”

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For the past 15 years, Story has been employed by EAMC-Lanier Health Services and works at the Valley Area Medical Pavilion. He’s an honor graduate of Valley High School and has an Associate in Science degree from Southern Union State Community  College.

Story is proud to serve as a member of the Valley City Council,  representing District 1. “I have been on the council for the past six years,” he said. “I also host the Southern Gospel Review on WCJM radio. In these positions I have the honor and privilege to help and work with the public on a daily basis. I truly believe it is my life’s calling to serve others.”

Story said that he acquired that belief while watching his parents while growing up in Valley. “They dedicated their lives to public service,” he said. “I saw how rewarding it was for them to help others, and I knew from an early age I wanted to do that, too. I wanted to help my community, I wanted to see it grow and I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I wanted to be a public servant.”

Story said that he enjoys working with the public. “I strive each and every day to be a better person and a better public servant,” he said. “The office of probate judge encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities. “

Some of the probate judge’s duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the office, conducting judicial hearings within the jurisdiction of probate court, maintaining land records, issuing state and county business licenses, marriage licenses, conservation licenses and permits, vehicle tags, driver’s licenses and permits, as well as serving as the chief election officer for the county.

“The probate office belongs to you, the citizens of our county,” Story said. “If elected, I will strive each and every day to make sure you can see that. I promise to be fair, caring, compassionate, and friendly to all. I will administer the duties of the probate office in a professional and efficient manner.”

Story said that he will work very hard for the people of Chambers County. “I will dedicate myself to serve you,” he said “I will be diligent in meeting your needs and addressing the concerns of each citizen. I promise to be accessible to you at all times. I will be open and transparent in all my actions and deeds. It is my goal to earn your trust and provide a positive probate office experience. I am asking for your prayerful consideration, support, and vote in the June 5th, 2018 Republican primary election.”

Anyone with questions, concerns, suggestions, may contact Story at 706-773-0969, email him at: and on Facebook: Paul Story for Probate Judge.

“I am Paul Story, candidate for Probate Judge Chambers County,” Story said. “I am committed to excellence, and committed to you. God Bless!”