Looking for his first term on the Shelbyville City Council, long time Shelbyville resident Dudley Bottom Jr. said he is ready to give back to the city.
Bottom, 59, spent 36 years with Shelby Energy Cooperative, eventually rising to the position of CEO. Having retired in 2007, Bottom, a Democrat, said his experiences with planning could be used to benefit the city.
"I feel I could help the city with economics," he said. "Everybody is concerned with tax dollars, and I'd like to see city services improve in efficiency."