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Posted: October 11, 2010 10:02 a.m.

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2010 Voter's Guide - D2 BOC


Lanier Sims (D)

The Covington News wants to help you make a definitive decision at the ballot box. Use this guide along with our Election 2010 feature at to help you determine who will be the best candidate for the job.

We asked both candidates the following questions: 1. What is your definition of success in life? 2. Do you own an iPod or other mP3 player? Why or why not? If you do own one, what's playing on it? 3. Do you own an iPad or other tablet device? Why or why not? 4. Who is your political role model? Why? 5. What is your strongest personality trait?

Rickie Corley, Republican

Education: Associate degree in business management from Ashford University (online)
Occupation: Owner of Corley's Used Cars and Auto Service
Community Involvement: Former Board of Education
member, Livingston Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization president 

1. Having achieved your goals in the time frame you set for them and during the journey being committed to your values and principals and helping others along the way.
2. No I wouldn't have time to use one. I leave my ears open to hear others and things going on around me.
3. I use my cell phone.
4. President Ronald Regan. He exemplified being a real American and strong leadership skills.
5. Hard-working.

Lanier Sims, Democrat

Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration from DeVry University
Occupation: Owner of Sims Excavating and Southern Homes Unlimited
Community Involvement: Newton County Miracle League Building Committee, Newton County Planning Commission, Rotary Club 

1. My definition of success is having a specific goal and doing what ever it takes to achieve that goal. For me it is not about money, I want to go out everyday and be able to positively change someone day or life. I try to do that every day. From a helping hand to that ear to listen to. What I have achieved in life does not matter if I can't share and help someone else.
2. Yes I own several iPods. I love to listen to music or books. On my iPod right now is books by Joel Osteen, Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump and Napoleo Hill to name a few. I use my iPod more as a education device. I can listen to book in a fraction of the time it takes to read. I also have music; I think I listen to everything, including Jazz, R&B, POP, Hip Hop, gospel, a little rock and a little country. I am all over (the place) when it comes to music.
3. I hope to get an iPad before Christmas but I do have a Droid cell phone which does everything. I use a ton of the aps everyday with business.
4. I guess I would have to say Zell Miller. And this is why: Zell Miller was the type that meant business. He got things done. He would reach across party lines to get things done if needed. He fought for what he believed in. He had a lot of courage.
5. My strongest personality trait is that I am a overachiever. Meaning that I will go above and beyond to make sure something is done right. I try to do the best at everything I do. This was the way I was taught and raised. Always give it your best and you will never have any regrets.


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