Trey Brinkley is currently running for Rainbow City Council Place 5.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born and raised? Where did you attend school?
I was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and raised here in Rainbow City. I graduated from Pathways Academy and currently attend Gadsden State Community College.
What is your profession?
I currently work in the restaurant industry.
Describe your family and pets.
I am the oldest child of two and we, along with our parents have lived in Rainbow City for the majority of my life. I have three pets, two dogs and a cat.
What is something surprising that many do not know about you?
Many people know my age, but they find it surprising. There aren’t many 20-year-olds running for office.
What are three words that describe you?
Dedicated, dependable, and motivated.
What advice would you give to yourself as a child?
Try your best at everything you do.
Is this your first time running for a political office or do you have any prior political experience?
This is my first time running for political office.
What do you love the most about Rainbow City?
What I love most about Rainbow City is the people. Rainbow City is filled dedicated and hardworking residents that love their city.
What inspired you to run for city council?
As a resident of Rainbow City, I saw issues that were not being addressed by our current council. I felt that I should take it upon myself to bring those issues to the spotlight.
What do you believe you can offer Rainbow City?
I sincerely believe I am the strictest candidate when it comes to anti-tax beliefs, as well as the enforcement of certain regulations. I believe I can bring a dedicated and fresh voice to Rainbow City for the next four years.
What is your vision for Rainbow City, were you elected?
My vision is a Rainbow City without an occupational tax and with thriving businesses.
What are your plans for combating the effects of the coronavirus on your community?
The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing we have ever seen. Local businesses are struggling to stay open as a result of financial hardship. Because of this, it is the duty of our council to provide them with assistance in any way possible. This includes the lowering of taxes and assisting in the recruitment of workers.
There’s been quite a debate recently on how to open schools, with some school systems electing to commence studies remotely with others moving forward with face-to-face instruction. Do you plan to address this situation, and if so, how?
It is important that we open schools. However, they should open effectively and safely to allow students to learn while staying safe. The council should work with schools to make this possible.
If you have any message you’d like to send to potential voters, what would you say?
The council you elect will represent you for the next four years. Pray before you vote and vote for the individuals who can make the best decision for you and your neighbors.