Craig Goforth

VOTE Dr. Craig Goforth for Madison County Commissioner

Won Election

November 6, 2018


Dr. Craig Goforth

My name is Craig Goforth, and I am running for a seat on the Madison County Board of Commissioners. It has been my honor to serve on the Madison County School Board for the past eighteen (18) years. I am currently employed at Mars Hill University as Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, where I have had the privilege of teaching college students for the past 28 years.

This is a new journey for me and my family but, after prayer and many days of thought, I believe the time is right to look toward the future and concentrate on what is necessary to allow Madison County to continue be the best it can be.

My main areas of interest are:

  • Creating jobs in the county, particularly smaller type companies that do not require tax breaks or a great deal of infrastructure, such as cottage industries.
  • Providing more activities for our children to keep them busy instead of getting into trouble.
  • Safety in our Schools with quality employees.
  • Our elderly population with program of interest for them.
  • To provide a quality work environment for all of our county employees.

Many of these “areas of interest” will require grants and additional funding for parks and recreation, for athletic fields, and walking trails for senior adults. Since I have some experience in grant writing, this would be one of my areas of focus.

Serving on two nonprofit boards, as an officer for My Sisters Place, the County’s’ Domestic violence Rape Crisis Center and, FAN Families Against Narcotics, I have gained experience in working with County Officials to obtain health insurance and retirement plans for employees.

I hope to make a difference and bring about the some of the same changes and progress that I was fortunate enough to do on the Madison County School Board.  Due to excellent teachers, board members, parents and students, our school system is NOW 15th in the State.

Please pray for me to have the wisdom necessary to serve in this capacity. I covet your Help and Vote in this endeavor to make Madison County the BEST it can be. I ask for the opportunity to serve at this position.  – Craig Goforth

I can be reached by email: or by phone at 828.689.1405