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Franklin County Commissioner Jason Miller announces his run for probate judge of Franklin County.

Political announcement: Miller announces run for probate judge

Russellville resident Jason Miller, Franklin County Commissioner for District Two, recently announced his intention to seek the office of Franklin County Probate Judge/Commission Chair in the March 5, 2024, Republican primary.

Miller, who is serving his second term as commissioner, said it’s been a great experiencerepresenting his constituents and it’s a job he has never taken lightly.

I’ve always answered my phone and tried to help people any way I could,” Miller said.

When it comes to meetings and representing the people of Franklin County, some of the decisions I’ve made have not been easy, but at the end of the day, I just want to be able to have a clear conscience and be comfortable with the decisions I’ve made.”

As the campaign continues, Miller said he will release details of his purpose and vision for Franklin County, but concurrent with his candidacy announcement, Miller announced five immediate steps he would implement upon taking office, what he calls his “fast five.”

State of the County Address every year to review annual audit and plans for the county commission in the coming year.
Change of meeting format to two meetings each month, on the second and fourth Monday, beginning at 6 p.m., with a 30-minute work session, followed by a meeting, a step he said is designed to cut down on last-minute agenda additions during the Public Comments portion of meetings. Miller said he would also eliminate retroactive hires.
Live stream all Franklin County Commission meetings on Facebook.
Overhaul the Franklin County website and create a website and Facebook page specifically for the Probate office.
Recognize excellence in county employee performance and student achievement in all Franklin County Schools.

Miller listed the following as his five core values:

Integrity to know and do what is right all the time.
Respect – to treat others the way they want to be treated.
Accountability – to take ownership of actions and results.
Responsibility – to embrace opportunities to contribute.
Servant Leadership – to serve the common good, in keeping with Jude 1:22.

“As a lifelong Franklin County resident, I really do care about what happens here. Being a commissioner is so much more than just politics—It’s a way to have an active role in making our county a better place to live and work. With three children and one on the way, I’m personally invested in the betterment of our community,” Miller said.

Miller and his wife Belinda have been married 11 years. They have three children, Hunter, Jaxon and Eliza and one due in February. They attend Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and are involved in their children’s sports activities and other community activities.

Miller is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and he represents Franklin County on the Alabama Republican Executive Committee.

“I am excited about what the future holds for Franklin County and I want to continue working for our citizens as Probate Judge/Commission Chair,” Miller said. “I would appreciate your support and vote on March 5, 2024, in the Republican Primary.

 

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