He is married to Ruthie M. “Johns” Hooper and the couple has three children and three grandchildren.
“I am concerned about the living conditions of all the citizens of Shelby,” said Hooper. “My vision, plans, and goals for the city of Shelby are:
1. To see our city become a clean and safe place to live,
2. Get a new fire truck for the fire department,
3. Eliminate abandoned houses,
4. Seek to bring jobs into the community,
5. See old businesses expand and bring new businesses to the city of Shelby,
6. Encourage and motivate the younger people to continue their education by attending a college/university or seek to get a vocation trade,
7. Improve our streets and sewer system,
8. See and seek to bring new housing projects to the community,
9. See the police department be fully staff with qualified personnel as well as provide continue education classes for our police department staff,
10. Continue to be the voice for all the citizens of Shelby and not just a select few, by standing up for what is right,
11. And provide ways for every household to have a garbage container to place their garbage in. “For With God All Things Are Possible.”
“I am a committed, ordained Pastor, and have been for the past 23 years at Community Chapel A/G in Shelby,” said Hooper.
The candidate is retired from the Mississippi Department of Correction, where he worked for over 28 years.
“I will continue to work with the mayor and the board of alderman to see the city of Shelby move forward,” said Hooper.
Hooper’s deepest desire is to see unity among the Board of Alderman and Mayor in order to take the city forward.
I will continue to work with the state and county officials as well as with the mayor to improve our city. I will work to bring a balanced budget to the city, and I will continue to stand for moral standards in the city.”
Hooper said that since he has been on the board of aldermen: health insurance has been provided for all employees, the city has become part of the Public Employee Retirement System, he was responsible for renovating the Shelby Park with over $10,000 new equipment with no cost to the city. He was also responsible for providing over $10,000 of shoes and clothing to the citizens with no cost.
“I will continue to keep a well-known record of work for the city of Shelby and will keep an open door policy for all the citizens of Shelby.”