FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2020
Committee to Elect Arthur Herbert,
(205) 476-3122 email@example.com
HERBERT ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MONTEVALLO DISTRICT FIVE.
Montevallo, AL, July 10, 2020 - Arthur Herbert announces his candidacy for City Council (District 5) of Montevallo.
Appointed in 2019, Arthur currently represents the 5th district on the Montevallo City Council. Arthur’s background in management, education, and community engagement have translated well into legislative leadership. He is committed to maintaining government transparency, providing deliberate and thoughtful governance, and conserving/growing the city’s historical, natural, and financial resources for current and future generations. Arthur practices responsive representation by listening to and promptly addressing constituent concerns.
“I believe in responsive representation; community involvement must start with conversations. We will not always agree, but I will always listen to you” said Arthur Herbert regarding his approach to constituent relations/governance. “I truly believe that diversity of opinion makes for a stronger representative democracy.”
Arthur is particularly interested in the following approaches for the City and the Council:
He advocates for projects that preserve and protect our natural and human-made resources, grow local businesses, enhance our lively arts scene, and support our public schools.
He conducts extensive independent research on important issues and is committed to understanding an issue thoroughly before making decisions. While this work is time-intensive, his efforts have improved the quality and outcomes of council debate.
He truly believes that diversity of opinion makes for a stronger representative democracy, and citizen input makes for a better Montevallo. He maintains prompt and detailed communication with his constituents and welcomes their participation in the legislative process.
Arthur was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. As the son of a Navy Corpsman, Arthur spent his formative years moving between Naval duty stations in Virginia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee. The Armed Forces culture taught Arthur the value of hard work, loyalty, adaptability, and community.
“An outstanding young man. Strong family ties,” wrote Frank Passion, retired Navy Senior Chief. “He has the bandwidth to take on any responsibility.”
Arthur earned a B.S. in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University while working as a stockman/cart pusher for Wal-Mart and a general handyman/construction worker for various employers. After graduating from MSU, Arthur climbed the Wal-Mart corporate ladder, ultimately becoming a Store Manager. During this time, he volunteered his leadership and construction skills to complete five builds with Habitat for Humanity. Arthur has helped raise over $190k in donations and grants for many organizations, including the Birmingham Parks Department, Paws for Claws, Lovelady Center, American Diabetes Association, March for Dimes Alabama Chapter, Alabama Moving Image Association, Children’s Miracle Network, Community Foodbank of Central Alabama, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham, and ValloCycle. After twenty years in retail, Arthur earned a Master of Education from the University of Montevallo in 2020 and will begin his new career as an Elementary School Teacher this fall.
Arthur currently serves as Chair of ValloCycle and the City’s Sustainability Committee and sits on the Arbor and Beautification Commission. He reports to the Council on streets and sanitation, recycling, and environmental preservation initiatives. During his first year in the City Council, Arthur has held developers accountable to city ordinances, supported community grants and events to bring business into Montevallo, and helped hire the city’s first Sustainability Coordinator.
He and his wife, Susan, live in the Arden neighborhood, where they are raising their young daughter, Ramona. They love to practice cycling and sustainable living. Arthur is energized and humbled to serve the citizens of our fantastic community.
Election day is Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Learn more about Arthur Herbert and his campaign by visiting HerbertForCouncil.com.