Thursday, November 22, 2001

Flaig will run for second term

Says growth in Boone Co. bears watching

By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HEBRON — Boone County Commissioner Cathy Flaig, the first Republican woman elected to the county fiscal court, will run for a second term next year.

        Mrs. Flaig, a Hebron native and resident, is not expected to draw an opponent in the May GOP primary and so far no Democrat has filed to run against her in the November 2002 general election.

        “I want to continue to carry the voice and concerns of the people of Boone County, the community in which I was raised and have resided in my entire life,” Mrs. Flaig said in announcing her candidacy.

        Like most candidates for office in Boone County, Mrs. Flaig said one of her major concerns is managing development in the fast- growing county.

        Based on 2000 U.S. Census figures, Boone is the second-fastest growing county in Kentucky. Its population grew by 46 percent during the 1990s and it now has a population of 85,991, compared to 57,589 in 1990.

        “Our challenges continue to be area growth and needed infrastructure,” she said. “I will protect the interests of private landowners with an eye on never-ending growth, and I will keep a sharp pencil to the cost of our government and its role in our lives.”

        During her term, Mrs. Flaig has pushed the county to include adult activities and facilities in planned community recreation centers. She has advocated placing a copy of the Ten Commandments in the county courthouse, though a vote was never taken on the issue.


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