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3 candidates vying to be mayor of Enterprise

Milton Shipman (Source: WSFA 12 News) Milton Shipman (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Lister Reeves (Source: WSFA 12 News) Lister Reeves (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Kenneth Boswell (Source: WSFA 12 News) Kenneth Boswell (Source: WSFA 12 News)
ENTERPRISE, AL (WSFA) -

We're only a week way from the City of Enterprise's municipal election. Three candidates are vying to be mayor.

Milton Shipman is a native of Enterprise, a pastor at Morning Star Baptist Church in Enterprise and a U.S. Army veteran. One of his goals is to fight poverty by creating better paying jobs. He also plans to improve services and resources for veterans and seniors, create more recreation for youth and improve education.

"I want to make sure there's transparency, that none of our businesses are up under any kind of scrutiny or pressure to do what the current administration wants to do. I want them to have open ability to run their businesses," Shipman said.

Lister Reeves has been a small business owner for over 30 years. He's worked in the real estate and construction industries. His vision is to grow small business, create more jobs related to armed services, improve recreation, and expand manufacturing and industry in the city of progress.

"I think there's a lot of people out there that want to break through that political machine. They want to do away with the small town politics, and they want a city that everyone, not just a select group of people but everyone, has the same opportunities and has the same privileges as anyone else in the city," Reeves said.

Incumbent Mayor Kenneth Boswell is looking forward to continuing the work he's started and beginning new projects in the city of Enterprise. The city's bringing in a skate park for recreation, adding a new firehouse and improving infrastructure. Over 1,000 new jobs have been added under Boswell's leadership. He's also looking to build new opportunities around Fort Rucker.

"The next four years is the defining moments of the city. I think with everything occurring from a standpoint of retail growth with our networking ability we've established not only with  industry, but retail I think the best is yet to come for our city," Boswell said. 

Election Day is Aug. 23. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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