Reardon will seek re-election
Seeking to retain his Flomaton council seat
July 2, 2020
Saying he wants to continue maintaining a safe environment for everyone in Flomaton, Councilman Charlie Reardon announced he will seek re-election to his District 1 seat on the Flomaton Town Council.
Municipal elections for the mayor and five council seats will be held Aug. 25.
Reardon, 77, was born in Pensacola in 1942 and has been a resident of Flomaton since 1985.
"I consider myself a Flomaton resident," Reardon said, "and I'm proud we've maintained a good, safe environment for all the people. Our police department, fire department, first responders and our maintenance department do a great job. It's been a pleasure working with them for the past six years."
Reardon was appointed to the town council in 2014 to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Butch Lee, who resigned. Reardon was then elected to a full four-year term without opposition in 2016.
"We have a great little town here with good schools and good people," Reardon said. "I want to do my part to see it continue and get better."
Reardon grew up in Mobile and attended Murphy High School before joining the Air Force. He moved to Houston and then to New Orleans where he obtained his seaman's license and joined the merchant marines.
He later graduated from the McKenzie School of Engineering in Jacksonville. He then attended Pensacola Junior College to get a degree in business administration and accounting.
In 1970 he met his wife, Nina Billiot. The couple and their children were living in Houston when they made a decision to come back close to home.
"We came back to Flomaton," Reardon said. "She wanted to live in a small town and put the kids in school at Flomaton."
Reardon said he had traveled through Flomaton on many trips to Pensacola and he and his wife decided that was where they wanted to live and raise children.
He began working for the industrial engineering firm Brown and Root when they moved to Flomaton in 1985. He retired in 1999 and went to work with the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office and retired again in 2015.
"This is home," Reardon said of Flomaton.