MAYO — Don Becton has announced his intent to run for the Board of County Commissioners seat from District 2.
Becton, a Republican, moved to Lafayette County from Polk County in September 1996.
He has been married to his wife, Peggy, for 53 years and they have two children, Billy Becton and Dawn Yeager, and two grandchildren, Anna Yeager and Zackery Yeager.
“Our dream was to have a place in the country and be where God was have us live and serve,” Becton said. “We felt like we were at home the first time we walked up on our property on 534.”
Becton has been self-employed for more than 30 years, working on auto repair, passenger tires and commercial sales.
“Service has always been a part of my work life, including honesty, open mindedness, fairness and trustworthiness,” Becton said. “Serving all the people of our County.”
If elected, Becton’s goals as commissioner are:
- Keep property taxes down;
- To work for all the people in Lafayette County;
- To listen for needs in the county;
- To be better informed and provide more communication in all areas of local government;
- To try to head off problems before they get out of hand;
- To work with local emergency teams;
- To improve county road maintenance;
- To better visibility on blind corners at stop signs;
- To have caution lights installed at major intersections;
- To work with city government to improve downtown. Better lighting, signs welcoming people to Mayo;
- To work with agriculture and agri-business. This is a big part of who we are;
- Get children involved in projects to help them be a part of the community;
- To work with the school system;
- To work with senior citizens;
- To work with Park & Recreation to improve all areas, including picnic tables, covered areas and lighting.