Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Why Should You Vote For Me?

Today we are less than four weeks from the primary.  I come to you asking for your vote because I am the best person to hold the office of Boone County Clerk.  I am a wife, mother and small business owner. 
I have had my business for 9+ years.  I opened a brick and mortar store on $300 and when I chose to close two years later to do some traveling I had money in my pocket, never once having gone into debt for my business.

I chose Boone County as my home over 14 years ago.  After living all over this great country of ours and Germany, this is where I wanted to call home.  I have worked very hard to contribute to the  community by being in the very first Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy; serving as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused, neglected and dependent children); PTSO Board; PTSO President; Parent Volunteer Committee; Site Base Committees; Instructional Practices Committee; Mentor Mom for MOPS groups, just to name a few.

Before I moved to Boone County, I was the Assistant Education Director for the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership.  I was the facilitator for the Leadership Education Alumnae Committee as well as Leadership Education.  I was named a Tennessee Colonel by then Governor Don Sundquist because of my work trying to improve the education of all children in Tennessee.  I was part of the forming of Knoxville’s Promise, part of General Colin Powell’s America’s Promise initiative. 

During my time as an active duty military wife I worked in Personal Lines and Commercial Lines insurance.   I always made time to volunteer within the community where I lived.  I was nominated as Volunteer of the Year for Hillsborough County Florida for my work with the Haven W. Poe Runaway Shelter.  I worked with military teenagers in Germany, always having a house full.

It’s important to me to make my community the best I can possibly make it.  I have worked tirelessly to make that happen in Boone County.  That is why I am running for Boone County Clerk.

I will look at expanding services and hours at NO additional costs.  I promise you to restore full time leadership to this office. I promise you to work hard to improve customer service.   I promise to do my best to have all public documents accessible on-line.  When someone thinks of the Clerk’s office, they will think convenience not hassle.  I promise to be a servant of the citizens of Boone County. 

This is my promise to you Boone County and I appreciate your vote on May 20th!

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