By Jeff Clark/Monroe Journal
SMITHVILLE — After 20 years of service, Monroe County District 1 Supervisor Randle Gray has announced he will not be seeking a sixth term in office.
“I will have served the people of Monroe County for 20 years at the end of this term and I feel that it is time for me to step down,” said Gray. “It has truly been an honor to have served the people of District 1 and the residents of Monroe County.”
Gray, who will be 76 at the end of his term, his fifth as supervisor, said that he plans to carry out his term with a “business as usual” attitude.
“I have a lot of things that we have been working on and I hope to get those projects completed,” said Gray. “I want everyone to know that I’m not sick and I’m not resigning or retiring — I’m just not seeking reelection. I will still be here to support the people of my district, the citizens of Monroe County and the board of supervisors until the end of my elected term. My open-door policy remains the same.”