MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - District three residents in Madison County will have a new commissioner in November.
This comes after a political upset Tuesday night when New Hope Councilman, Craig Hill, unseats one term Madison Commissioner, Eddie Sisk.
"I'm excited about the opportunity before me," said Hill.
Hill said he's ready to represent district three which includes New Hope, Owens Cross Roads, Gurley, Hampton Cove and Redstone Arsenal. He credited his political and leadership experience as the reason for his win.
"We were the most qualified, I served on the city council here three terms, I've served as president of TARCOG," said Hill. " I just wanted the people to know that there was someone who would give them a voice, that was truly qualified to serve on the commission."
The newly elected commissioner is a long time educator in Madison County Schools and a New Hope native. He hasn't outlined future plans yet for district three residents but said he'll know what issues to tackle first once his term begins in November.
"We haven't made campaign promises," said Hill. "We want to go into office, see what is available and see how we can help. We want to have an open door to listen to the people of the district and provide the services that they desire."
Hill takes over as the Madison County District Three Commissioner a few months after his term as New Hope Councilman ends.
Meantime, Sisk said he wishes Hill well and hopes they can still work together to make district three a better place.
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