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Commissioner Ronnie Beale announces he will seek re-election 

Macon County Commission Vice-Chair Ronnie Beale announced today that he plans to seek re-election to the Board of Commissioners.

“As soon as filing re-opens and I am able, I will file for re-election for the Macon County Board of Commissioners,” said Ronnie Beale. “We have been able to accomplish many things over the last 15 years that I have served on the board, but there is still work to do. I hope to be given the opportunity to continue doing what I have always vowed to do, and that is serve the folks of Macon County.

Ronnie Beale was first elected to the board in November 2006. A Macon County business owner, Ronnie and his wife Cissy have three children, Cara Higgs (Bill), Evan, and Barrett, and live in the Iotla community.

Mr. Beale graduated from Franklin High School in 1973 and has owned and operated Beale Construction since 1980.

Ronnie has served the residents of Macon County for four terms, during which time he has served as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman. In addition to the board of commissioners, Ronnie has served as past chairman of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce, Macon County Social Services, Macon County Board of Equalization and Review, Macon County Planning Board, and the North Carolina Community Foundation. He has also served on the board for REACH and served as president of the Franklin Daybreak Rotary Club. He is past master of Junaluskee Masonic Lodge and past ambassador to Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital.

Mr. Beale’s current involvement includes serving on the board for Macon County Fair, and Macon County Heritage Foundation. Ronnie represents the Board on the Department on Aging Advisory Board, Inspections/Building Committee, Law Enforcement, Courthouse Security,  and the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee for Vaya Health.

An advocate for rural North Carolina, Ronnie was voted North Carolina Commissioner of the Year in 2013 and continues to represent Macon County on the state level. A past president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and current member of the association’s governing board, Ronnie is also slated to serve as the next President of the Southwest Commission, the regional council of government. Ronnie works tirelessly on various boards and committees that connect Western North Carolina with leaders across the state.

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