Wilcox County Commissioner, District 5
Camden, AL 36726
Commissioner Powell was born, reared and educated in Wilcox County. He is the son of the late Willie Powell and the late Lena Powell.
Commissioner Powell began his political career in 2001, when he was appointed to fill the two- year unexpired term, which was left vacant following the death of his mother, who held the seat at that time. He was also appointed assistant Wilcox County coroner by Governor Don Sigelman in 1998.
Professionally, Commissioner Powell is the manager and licensed funeral director for Christian Memorial Funeral Home. He owns Ricky Powell Trucking and prides himself for creating jobs for 14 individuals through this venture.
His greatest areas of interest are recreation, public water and job creation.
Commissioner Powell believes that his greatest accomplishments are that the citizens in his district all have public water, upgraded roads and recreation. He hopes to accomplish enhancement of tourism, as well as continued work force and job creation.