In our roundup of contested races for Floyd County, I omitted Michael Schumann’s name from the list of three candidates for Burks Fork Supervisor.
No slight intended. I mentioned a third candidate for the post but stupidly failed to list Schumann’s name.
Michael, in fact, announced his intention to seek the post currently held by incumbent Republican Joe Turman before Oddfellas Cantina co-owner Kerry Underwood entered the race.
In his announcement, Schumann says:
I am running for board of supervisors in the Burks Fork district of Floyd County. I will start by saying that although I’ve been “transplanted” into Floyd, my roots have grown deep here. I have spent the last nineteen years growing, learning and devoting myself to this county we call home. I have traveled a lot of places (enjoyed seeing most of them) but when you see that first sign saying Floyd, you realize the saying “there is no place like home” could never be so true. That being said I am willing to take on the challenges posed to this community. I’ve figured out that we as a community need to stand together and make decisions together to preserve our home. Although I have much to say I am going to keep this announcement as short as possible. I will conclude by saying I look forward to this opportunity to represent “We The People” and hope everyone who knows I will pore heart and soul into this, bring common sense to the forefront and keep my values above all the bureaucracy this job entails.
Schumann owns and operates DJ’s Drive In in Floyd and is a county fireman at Station One.
The omission Thursday was not an indication of any lack of support for his candidacy. It was simply stupidity on my part and I apologize to him and the county.