TUSCALOOSA – Among contested local races that voters will be deciding is Tuscaloosa County Commissioner District 2.

Incumbent Jerry Tingle has served on the commission since 2012, but two other republicans are vying for his seat. They are Wendy Abston Bush and Duane Garner.

District 2 includes the eastern part of Tuscaloosa County including Brookwood, Holt, Vance and Cottondale.

Tingle is fighting to keep his seat, promising to continue major projects including the new Holt High School, an activity center in east Tuscaloosa County, and the Vance overpass.

Tingle said during his time on the commission, he’s been instrumental in the paving of 30-plus roads as well as bringing millions of dollars in water and sewer improvements to his districts.

Bush said she thinks her willingness to learn and meet with residents in person will make her a good fit for the seat, while Garner said he feels his experience serving on Brookwood’s city council makes him right for the job.

All three candidates tell us improving roads are high on their priority lists.

No Democratic candidates are running, so whoever wins the Super Tuesday Primary will take the seat. If no one candidate receives a majority vote , there will be a runoff in April.

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