Justice of the Peace Ted Harden of White Hall has announced he will run for re-election as Jefferson County Justice of the Peace, District 12, in the 2018 Republican Primary.

Harden is currently completing his 11th term on the Jefferson County Quorum Court, where he serves as chairman of the Economic Advancement & Community Development Committee and is a member of the Youth & Recreation and Building & Grounds committees. He also serves on the Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee for the National Association of Counties.

“I have always served my constituency with the utmost regard for their concerns, requests, and input on matters relative to district 12 and Jefferson County,” Harden said in a news release. “I pledge to continue that philosophy if the residents of district 12 afford me the privilege of serving them for another term.

“The county has total estimated revenues for 2018 of $28 million. These revenues will fund our $9.5 million county general budget, $5.2 million road department budget, $2.5 million detention facilities budget, $1.7 million for MECA , as well as other ancillary budgets such as recycling, solid waste, 911 emergency, etc.

“After 35 years in the banking industry where I served in management and senior management positions and now serving my twenty second year term as a justice of the peace, I feel that I have the knowledge and experience of financial and governmental matters that are very beneficial to my representation of District 12 on the Jefferson County Quorum Court.

“I would appreciate your vote and support in the upcoming 2018 elections.”