Candidates file for Ashes Creek, Elk Creek magistrate

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By Robin Bass

Two Republicans have filed to run for fiscal court seats in Spencer County. Jerry Moody will be seeking the office of Ashes Creek magistrate, while Jerry Davis hopes to win in Elk Creek.

Moody, 66, describes himself as a Reagan Republican.

“Someone that tells the truth and stands up for the rights of people,” said Moody. He is also a beliver in less government.

“I think I can be magistrate with out being a politician,” said Moody.

The Ashes Creek hopeful said he has spent the last six years praying about this decision. He has seen corruption at all levels of government and thinks it is time that people like him “stand up to the machine.”

Among his aspirations as magistrate, Moody would like to abolish the insurance premium tax and take care of what he called “a mismanagement of money.”

“I’m in this to serve the people, not county employees,” said Moody. He may make people angry, “but I’ll do what’s right.”

Moody has been the owner of Jerry Moody Auto Mart in Louisville for the past 25 years. Prior to that, he was the general manager of 62 employees at Tom Jasper Chevrolet and Mt. Washington Central Garage – a Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth auto dealer.

He and his wife, Sue, have been married for 27 years. They have five children and 10 grandchildren. In addition to running a used car business, Moody has bred beef cattle and grown various crops on his 500 acre farm.

Jerry Davis, 44, will be seeking the Republican nomination this May for Elk Creek Magistrate.

“I have lived here most of my life,” said Davis. “I interact with the public everyday and I know the needs in this community.”

Davis said that rather than running down a list of what he wants to accomplish, he would rather be a public servant in the true sense of the words.

“I have a real concern for my constituents. I am readily accessible and available to hear their concerns. If I don’t know the answer, I will find somebody that does,” said Davis.

For the past five years, Davis has been owner of GD Computers in Taylorsville. He also has served as an enforcement officer for the Kentucky Humane Society for nearly three years.

Prior to that, Davis was a corrections officer at Roederer Correction Complex.

As for volunteer work, Davis was the 2009 president of the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce.