A.L. "Chip" Wood, III – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Representative District 2, Mississippi

Mississippi Republican Party
2905 Pinecrest CircleCorinth, MS 38834
(662) 872-0001
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

With the blessing of my wife and family, I respectfully request your support as I pursue the office of State Representative - District 2 for Mississippi.

It is with a deeply-rooted sense of purpose and dedication that I feel compelled to public service. I am, first and foremost, a servant of God. But I am also very much a servant of my Country with over 14 years of millitary service, and a servant of our community.

In that same Spirit, I have felt led to seek this office - so that I might have the privilege of serving as your new representative in our state's legislature.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

A.L. "Chip" Wood, III is a 44-year-old, life-long resident of Corinth, Mississippi. Chip is the son of Ms. Chieko Wood and the late Woody Wood.

Chip is married to his wife, Wendy - daughter of Mike and Sandy Green. Chip and Wendy are blessed with three wonderful daughters Hollie (11), Emme (9), and Hanley (5).

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

He hasd over 25 years tenure in business management. He is the Market Manager for Cellular South, the largest privately owned cellular carrier, based in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Along with that, he has valuable management experience with Mrs. Sullivan's Pies and Refreshments, Inc.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Chip is currently serving his 6th year as an active member of Corinth Kiwanis, where he served as president in 2009. He is an active member of Keep Corinth Beautiful and the Corinth Alliance.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Chip is currently serving his 2nd term as Alderman and Mayor Pro-tempore for the City of Corinth, Mississippi.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Chip serves as an elder at Waldron Street Christian Church.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Chip is a graduate of Corinth High School Class of 1985. After his service in the Navy attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of North Alabama majoring in Marketing.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

Chip's military background includes over 14 years of honorable millitary service

- 8 years honorable service, United States Navy Submariner, 1985-1993

- 3 years honorable service, United States Air Force Reserve, 2002-2005.

- 3 years honorable service, United States Navy Seabees, 2005-2008

- Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan - 2007.

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