Magistrate District 1 candidate – Jill Delk

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(Candidates responses are being printed exactly as they were submitted to the Enterprise.)

Full name: Jill Glasscock Delk
Age: 55
Address: 4350 Hwy 337 Bradfordsville Ky 40009
Email: delkjill@yahoo.com   

I Graduated in December 1993 from Danville School of Practical Nursing as a licensed Practical Nurse.

Work experience:
From July 1995 until July of 2013 I worked for Education and Training Resources as a Job Developer/ Instructor. I taught Work Readiness and Nurse Aide Training. I was responsible for job placement and job retention of my students as well as teaching a skill that they could use in the workplace and to also further their career. On the cooperate level with the company, I opened new centers and was responsible for hiring of staff. I also assisted with writing grants to obtain funding.
Since 2008 I have been co-owner of Delk Transport, a local Trucking Company.

Family information:
I am married to Jeff Delk, we have 6 children Emily Hulett, Sarah Gribbins, Chase Violette, Jed Delk, Kendal Violette and Hunter Delk. I also have 9 grandchildren.

Organizations/clubs involved in:
I am member of the Marion County Fair board, Marion county Chamber of Commerce, Special Olympics, Gravel Switch United Methodist Church and Rotary Club.

Why are you running for magistrate?
I like being involved with my community. I know I can do a great job in helping to make decisions for our county, decisions that will continue to produce positive outcomes for Marion County and enhance our potential to grow.

What are your qualifications to serve as a magistrate? What knowledge and experiences have prepared you for this position?
Being a business owner give me the flexibility to serve as a magistrate. My years of experience as a business owner as well as my prior employment has prepared me for this position. I am knowledgeable of budgets, I have a great work ethic, I can relate well with others and I am a great listener.

If elected, what will be your priorities in office?
The budget is always a priority. I would like to see our jail make money and I think that our Judge and Jailer are on the right track. I would like to be able have input on ways to make accomplish that. I am also concerned with the issue of our landfill. We have recycling bins throughout the county, I would like to see them utilized by the public as much as possible. We have an extremely clean county and I want to see it stays that way.

What do you believe are the most important issues the county will be facing in the next four years? What can you do as a magistrate to address those issues?
I believe that the budget will always be an important issue, with budget cuts being handed down in Frankfort, we have to be creative on how we cut spending without jeopardizing quality.
What other issues do you think the county should focus on, and what can you do as a magistrate to address those issues?
I believe that our county is going to need to focus on the drug epidemic. This is a growing concern. I have talk to people throughout my district and when I ask if they have any questions for me, I have had several respond, ”What are we going to do about this drug problem?” I honestly don’t have a definitive answer for them, but I do have ideas, ideas that I am hoping to implement and I would like to see county entities work together for a positive outcome.

What else would you like voters to know about you?
Being a life long resident of my district, I want to give back to the community that I love. I will take this job seriously and will make sure that your concerns are addressed.