Improving communication tops Hunter’s list in LaFayette

Published 5:32 pm Monday, January 21, 2019

LaFAYETTE — Shannon Hunter is a candidate for LaFayette City Council District B.

Hunter said his principal reasons for running for city council are to be an effective representation of the citizens of District B and to improve communication between city government and the people.

He said in more than six years, he has heard complaints from both sides.

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He said people in government complain citizens don’t get involved, and the citizens complain of government inaction, and of being unpleasantly surprised by unwanted actions.

Since July, Hunter said he has worked to improve communication by personally delivering frequent information flyers throughout District B, as well as posting agendas, videos and minutes of City Council meetings on his website, 

In this process, he said he has listened to the concerns of quite a few residents and became acquainted with their hopes for LaFayette’s future.

Born in Mobile, Hunter attended schools in Mobile and Montreal, Canada. His mother was from Canada and his father from Mobile. With a B.S. in Physics from Spring Hill College, an M.S.M.E. from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, he worked at Lockheed-Martin in Fort Worth, Texas for 25 years and retired in 1998.

Hunter was chairman of the Planning and Zoning Comission in Azle, Texas, wrote successful grant proposals for the Azle Library, and edited the newsletter of the Friends of the National Archives, S.W. Region.

Hunter and his wife, JoAnne, lived in Mexico for 11 years, where he was President of a Homeowners’ Association (supplied water, enforced city odes, and established standards for septic systems) and served on the Municipal Liquor License Board.

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The LaFayette special election is Feb. 12.