New candidate for northern commissioner
David Redshaw has announced his candidacy for the position of northern commissioner of Barry County.
Redshaw, 61, is a long-time resident of Purdy. His experience includes 10 years of service as a Purdy alderman and city mayor. He has been a board member with the Purdy Fire Protection District for the past five years.
A graduate of Purdy High School, Redshaw began his public service having served four years with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, including a tour overseas. He was honorably discharged. He attended Missouri Southern State College where he studied engineering and accounting.
For 39 years, Redshaw has been a self-employed businessman in the Purdy area, owning and operating Redshaw TV Service, 3DK Trucking and Redshaw Properties.
Redshaw has also coached teams in the Purdy Summer Youth program for 15 years as his four sons who grew up in the Purdy community. He served on the board for the program.
Redshaw also served as a volunteer with the Purdy Fire Department. During his service, he responded to fires within the Purdy area and mutual aid incidents such as the Butterfield Tornado and the fire on the square in Cassville.
"My record shows I am fiscally conservative," Redshaw says. "I can, and have, gotten the most out of every tax dollar, and I'm a firm believer that our government at all levels must live within its means."