Clifford Hunter announces candidacy for probate judge

Published 8:29 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clifford O. Hunter has qualified to run for probate judge of Dallas County. For the last 19 years, Hunter has been employed with the Selma Career Center with 13 of those years serving in supervision and management. He is responsible for administrative work, which involves supervising and coordinating the work staff in predicting performance trends, screening and placement of job seekers into education and/or employment opportunities.

Hunter joined the workforce development team at the Selma office in 1999 under JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act), which is now the WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act) program as a case manager. He was promoted in 2006 to the WIA coordinator, and today serves as the center manager.

A native of Dallas County, born and raised in Orrville, a product of the Dallas County School System, graduating from Keith High School, Hunter attended both Wallace Community College and Concordia before earning a management of human resources Degree from Faulkner University Montgomery. A major accomplishment for him is being the first in his family to attend and graduate college.

“As a young boy growing up in a single parent home and watching my mom, who was a factory worker at the time, go to work when she didn’t even feel like going, sparked a desire in me to strive towards better; and it was her willpower that has given me the solid work ethics I have today.  Because of her impact, I work tirelessly to help others on their future endeavors,” Hunter said.

Hunter has come to know and work with families in Dallas County. He has become knowledgeable of the many social programs and supportive services that aid and benefit individuals throughout the county. Further, he has maintained an effective working relationship with subordinates, public officials, private and public agencies and community organizations.

If elected to the office of probate, Hunter pledges to continuously serve Dallas County through compassion, consistency and fairness while maintaining its fiscal accountability.

He pledges to work with the Dallas County Commission in maintaining current industry and will be dedicated to industrial growth and prosperity through partnership with the Economic Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce. He further pledges to strengthen working relationships with local municipalities, institutions and informal organizations.

“I believe our greatness lies in us strengthening our relationships through: communication, collaboration, wise partnerships, trust and love. Once we do this, I truly believe we will begin to see God’s greatness move mightily over this entire county for the common and greater good of us all. Together we can because I believe in this amazing county and its future and what lies ahead for generations to come. On June 5, 2018, vote for Clifford O. Hunter, probate judge of Dallas County, in the Democratic Primary.”

Hunter served an appointed term of 18 months as a county commissioner. He has served on various committees and boards (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, JOBS Task Force Chair with the Department of Human Resources, Chesterfield Club, and was featured in the 2015 edition, Selma The Magazine, Twenty under 40).