Candidate Profile: Jon Goodwin
by Eric Snyder
May 10, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jon Goodwin, Republican magistrate candidate for District Three, has enjoyed many successful business ventures in Cadiz.

The licensed auctioneer, turned real estate broker turned entrepreneur now owns and operates Goodwin Auctions and Real Estate, Goodwin Auto and Equipment Sales and Goodwin Investments (the developer of Great Oak Estates).

“This community has supported me in all the ventures I’ve embarked upon,” he said. Running for magistrate, then, is “a way to give back to the county what it’s [lent] me.”

Goodwin — who has three sons with Melissa, his wife of 14 years — doesn’t deny being a busy man.

“I was once told by someone … if you want something done, you get a busy person to do it,” he said.

“I have a lot of interest here,” Goodwin said. “I’m seeking the job out of concern.”

Though he is being spurred into action by concern, Goodwin spoke well of the current fiscal court.

“I don’t see that there’s been that bad of a job done,” he said, adding that the current court has been “as good as can be expected.”

Asked of what big issues will come before the court in the near future, Goodwin said, “I don’t see that there’s no major, major things.” Goodwin said he likes to “focus on the positives.”

Trigg County, Goodwin said, “is just a great place.”

“I personally think it’s the best place in the world to live,” he said.

Goodwin said he’s running to try to fill the shoes of his friend and District Three incumbent Gene Wright, though he said those are some “big shoes to fill.”

Generally, Goodwin said he just wants to “remain vague on all my issues.”

“The issues need to be handled as they come about,” he said. “We’ll know more about the issues as we get involved.”

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