Dear Haywood County Citizens,
I am a candidate for re-election for Haywood County Commissioner. I would be honored to serve the citizens of Haywood County again. As a commissioner I have worked to improve our quality of life and keep our county safe. During my term we have invested in our infrastructure that will take us well into the future. I have been instrumental in helping to create new jobs and investment as well as to maintain existing jobs in our county. I have also worked with our schools and businesses to provide a trained workforce for the future. I have been involved in broadband expansion throughout our county. I have worked to keep our taxes low compared with other counties in the region. I have also worked to reduce our debt and create additional financial stability for our county. I understand that there are many issues that are of concern to you as a citizen, and I want to take this opportunity to provide you with some information about me, my service as a Commissioner and my goals for the future, if re-elected.
I am a Haywood County native, Tuscola High School and a University of Tennessee graduate who owns and operates Sorrells Store in Jonathan Creek. I have been married to my wife, Susan, for 32 years and we have three adult children, Brookely, Jarrett and West. I have lived in Haywood County my entire life and cannot think of a better more beautiful place to live, work and raise a family.
Opportunities to serve citizens in their business and personal lives have been afforded to me through various board and committee participation. I am proud of my service to Haywood County including my current role as Haywood County Commissioner. In this capacity, I am also serving on the Tourism Development Authority, Solid Waste Committee, Economic Development Commission and two regional planning organizations concerned with further development of infrastructure and addressing transportation needs. Previous service roles include the Haywood County Board of Education and multiple committees, as well as the Haywood County Recreation Board, both which allowed me to better assist the children, parents and educators in achieving education and activity goals.
If I am re-elected I will continue to be diligent in monitoring of tax rates, ensuring fiscal responsibility and championing streamlined government. I know the importance of providing opportunities for small businesses and supporting education to provide a solid workforce for our future. If re-elected I will continue to provide strong leadership to improve the quality of life for our citizens and to keep Haywood County a great place to live. I hope I can count on your support.
Haywood County is a great place to live and work, my ambition is to continue to improve Haywood County and the quality of life for all citizens.