From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Shane Shelnutt, brother of State Senator Shay Shelnutt, announced Tuesday night that he plans to run for the Place 3 city council seat being vacated by Jef Freeman. Earlier on Tuesday, Freeman said he would not seek re-election.
“For me, the most important aspect of serving on the city council is to always remember that you’re doing the people’s business, which means you must be transparent,” Shelnutt said. “If you’re doing the right things for the right reasons, transparency becomes very easy. I think that’s what people expect from every public entity at every level of government.”
Shelnutt said that as the city continues to grow and thrive, he believes good leadership is needed to find innovative ways to foster positive, desirable growth while holding firm to the city’s original vision.
“Trussville is where possibility lives,” Shelnutt said. “As we look at the challenges ahead, we need proven leaders who can bring people together and make things better. I’m here to serve and help our city be the best place possible.”
His top priorities are working to support Trussville City Schools to ensure city schools continue to provide the highest quality of education to local children and to be the top-rated school system in Alabama. Working with local law enforcement, public awareness campaigns, and help from residents in Trussville, we can make our neighborhoods safe. Place an emphasis on quality of life economic development.
Shelnutt and his wife, Christy, are both educators and proud parents of Hewitt-Trussville graduates Slade and Stone, and 2020 Hewitt-Trussville senior Seth.
Shelnutt previously served on the Pinson City Council and is the founder of the Pinson Education Foundation.