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MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the past few years, David Branham has talked to his wife about his desire to do something more to help the community.
The family band donates its time to play at a lot of community functions but he wanted to do more.
Having an interest in government and how it works, Branham has thrown his hat into the ring.
His goal is to be the next magistrate of the Second District. He will be among three hopeful vying for the Republican nomination in the spring primary.
“I want to do something to help out the community,” said Branham. “The community needs some new leadership.”
In deciding what race to begin his political career, Branham liked the magistrate’s position because it can help a large number of people -- both in his district and throughout the county.
“I want to be a sounding board for the community,” said Branham, 52.
In running for office, Branham said he has no personal goals or objectives. His whole reason is to listen to the people, see what they need and want and see if the county can provide it.
In talking with people, he said there is a sense of dissatisfaction with the current situation on fiscal court.
“We need to put all our differences aside,” said Branham, a machine operator. “We need to work for the people.”
He doesn’t have any problem working with whomever is elected to the fiscal court. But he does want the mission to be helping the people.
If you asked the biggest topic on the campaign trail so far, he would tell you quickly - potholes.
Branham doesn’t have any political aspirations beyond serving as magistrate and he believes he can bring a new perspective to the court.