Managerial experience expected to aid candidate

Jan. 17—EDITOR'S NOTE — This is one of several stories spotlighting candidates for Ashland City Commission. More expansive stories are planned leading up to the primary election.

ASHLAND Ashlander Jim Moore hopes the third time will be a charm when it comes to politics.

Moore, sales manager at Ashland Office Supply, said he is running for Ashland City Commission. He has run for that office and for Boyd County Fiscal Court. Concerns about taxpayers' money motivate him.

"I see a lot of spending being done by the city and I don't want it to come back onto the citizens of Ashland," he said. "I just want to do things that are all about the people and businesses."

He said he would like to see improvements in the city but not at the taxpayers' expense.

He said he will reserve judgment about the new landscape of downtown.

"It'll be done. We might as well work with what we have," he said. "I don't have an opinion yet. We'll have to wait and see."

Moore, a native of Catlettsburg, graduated from Boyd County High School in 1984. He has worked at Ashland Office Supply for 37 years, three of which have been as sales manager. He said he has gained experience that will help him serve as commissioner.

"Being sales manager, I deal with people every day and a budget, all kinds of figures," he said. "I work with people to solve problems."

Moore is married to Missy Taylor Moore and has four adult children from a previous marriage.

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