Egner announces candidacy for County Supervisor

William E. Egner Tuesday announced that he qualified as a Democrat earlier in January for DeSoto County Supervisor in District 3. 

Egner currently serves as a planning commissioner for the City of Horn Lake.  He is an 11-year resident of Horn Lake and has lived in DeSoto County for 27 years.  

Egner said he knows firsthand the importance of understanding the needs of his community. 

“I envision a planning environment where all are welcome to participate in the development of DeSoto County, especially Supervisor District 3,” he said.  

Egner is a Marine Corps veteran, a former Air Traffic Controller, and spent 30 years as an owner/operator of Corner Grocery and Deli, a locally-owned group of convenience stores. Currently retired, Egner managed the Southaven Hollywood Feeds store for seven years.  

“I respect all of the current members serving on the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors,” Egner said. “I am a candidate for Supervisor because I feel the citizens of District 3 and DeSoto County deserve a choice. As I listen to the citizens that live and do business in District 3, it is clear that their needs are basic; clean water, good roads and bridges, reliable sewage treatment and a School Board that is more than just fully funded.”

Egner is a member of the Horn Lake Planning Commission, the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce, the AARP, the American Legion, the DeSoto Marshall County Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women and the Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women. 

Married to his wife of 25 years, Egner has two stepdaughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. 

“Our citizens want to live peacefully within the law and in cooperation with elected leaders,” Egner said. “It is our duty to make that happen. I am committed to influencing funding and promoting fiscal health where taxpayer money is spent.”

With one day remaining for the Feb. 1 deadline to qualify for the August primary ballot, Egner is the only Democrat who has announced a candidacy. Incumbent Supervisor Ray Denison and Bobby G. Reed have qualified as Republicans.  

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