Wiggins qualifies for District 2 commission seat

Published 12:17 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2008

By Staff
Raymond Wiggins said he is pleased to announce his candidacy for Escambia County commissioner in District 2.
A native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, Wiggins is married to the former Charlene Fowler. The Wiggins live in the Roberts community and are members of Bradley Assembly of God Church. Their son John and his wife, Amber (Wilcox), have two children, Kenly, age 4, and Kaden, age 2.
Wiggins has been involved in community service throughout his life, serving as a past board member of Bradley Assembly of God Church; as a member of the Roberts Volunteer Fire Department; and as an experienced foster parent. He has served as past president of the W.S. Neal Elementary and Middle School PTOs and the W.S. Neal Diamond Club. Wiggins is a member of the W.S. Neal Quarterback Club and the Band Boosters Club, and he serves as the chairman of the advisory committee for the building construction program at Escambia-Brewton Career Technical School.
Wiggins has been employed for more than 20 years with Southern Pine Electric Cooperative, where he is currently the environmental and safety coordinator. He is a graduate of W.S. Neal High School and attended Jefferson Davis Community College. Wiggins has completed coursework at the University of Florida, Mississippi State University and the University of Wisconsin, as well as successfully completing a number of courses sponsored by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He is certified as an instructor in First Aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator through the American Red Cross.
Wiggins ran for county commissioner District 2 in 2000 and was defeated by a small margin. He said that with his background, education and experience he feels that he is well qualified and could be effective as county commissioner. He said he will represent the people of District 2 with honesty and integrity, and will always be available and accessible to his constituency.
Wiggins said he is particularly concerned about the condition of county roads.
He said he would like to develop a plan for striping county roads and better maintaining rights-of-way to improve visibility and safety for the citizens of Escambia County.