“Considering the extraordinary challenges county commissioners face every day, he has continually served his constituents with honor and pride and he deserves a pat on the back from everyone in Talladega County.”
Cunningham has served as a county commissioner continuously for 20 years, winning re-election because he has won the confidence of the people he serves.
An educator by vocation, Cunningham currently serves as an administrator with the Talladega County Board of Education as coordinator of Student Services. That follows other assignments, including several years in leadership at Winterboro High School.
Cunningham is quick to praise county employees for helping the county operate on a stable financial foundation, recalling earlier years when the county was in dire straits. And he recognizes valuable political skills he possesses: the ability to communicate with people and the desire to try to help them find solutions to their problems.
He counts as one of his political mentors a former college professor, another educator who had a notable career in politics. Cunningham studied political science at Jacksonville State University under Glenn Browder, whose service included four terms as a US congressman. Browder recognized Cunningham’s political success in his recent biography.
Currently serving as the chairman of the Talladega County Commission, Cunningham has earned a reputation for being well-spoken and well-prepared, and for his commitment to helping his county — not only his district — to be a better place to live, work and get an education.
The ACCA president had it right — Cunningham deserves a pat on the back from the whole county.