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  Peavy, John R.
NameJohn R. Peavy
Mobile, Alabama , United States
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Aug 16, 2005 12:13am
InfoElected to fill the City of Mobile's District 7 Council seat during a special election September 14, 2004, John Peavy is no stranger to political office or public service. Peavy first served the residents of District 7 as their Council representative from 1985-1993 and did not seek re-election.

Peavy has been selected by Mayor Mike Dow and City Council President Reggie Copeland to lead the City's new Strategic Plan Initiative, an effort to review the way the City of Mobile does business, serves its citizens, and seek improvements. Peavy is also chairman of the Council's Insurance Committee and a member of the Public Safety and Economic, Cultural and Civic Development Committees. During his first term in office, Peavy served as chairman of the Council's Finance Committee and was a member of the Public Safety Committee.

Peavy is the Secretary/Treasurer and Co-Owner of Peavy Construction Company. Before beginning his career in construction, the Councilman served as Operations Officer at Spring Hill College and worked for the City of Mobile as the grant-in-aid coordinator. Peavy is a graduate of Mobile's Davidson High School and holds a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Alabama. Peavey is a graduate of the 1980 class of Leadership Mobile; has served as President of the Mobile County Road Builders; a member of The Bay Area Food Bank; and the Mobile Preschool for the Sensory Impaired. Peavy served one term as a Trustee for the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind.

John Peavy is the son of Nancy and the late Thomas Peavy, who served the City of Mobile as Public Works Director and City Engineer for 25 years. His grandfather, John Peavy served as Mobile County Engineer. Councilman Peavy's wife of 28 years, Kathleen Weiss Peavy is an Art Teacher at Baker High School. They have three children—čathleen Ryan Marcopulos (son-in-law-Tony), John R. Peavy III (Jay), a senior at Spring Hill college, Mary Elizabeth Pbeavey, a junior at McGill Toolen High School and one grandchild, Grace Marcopulos.

Councilman Peavy is a fiscal conservative who believes in the City's Budget process and using the budget as the primary tool for managing the City's finances.


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