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Davis enters race for county trustee

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tonya Davis
Tonya Davis has announced her candidacy for Bedford County Trustee in the May 4 Democratic Primary.

Davis, a Bedford County native, is a 1975 graduate of Central High School and a graduate of Murfressboro Barber College. Davis, an experienced business woman, has owned and operated her own business for over 30 years. She has the experience of running a business, including managing employees, state and federal tax preparation, various recordkeeping, bookkeeping and working with the public.

Davis is currently continuing her education through the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service, or CTAS. She has received credit in courses in the areas of Tennessee county government, property tax and collections, county revenues, county trustee's powers and duties, constitutional laws, bankruptcy laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Davis has also taken classes in leadership, management and county government administration and will continue classes concerning senior citizens through State Relief Program and Partial Payment System. Davis has participated in job shadowing other county trustees.

Davis is an active member of the community. She has served as secretary of a Leadership Bedford class and as president as well as on the Leadership board of directors. She is currently serving on the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is serving as an ambassador for the chamber.

She is serving on the board of directors of United Way, the executive board and the Stuff the Bus Committee for school children.

Davis is a member of Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club and the Shelbyville Women's Club. She is a volunteer for the Senior Citizens Center and Duck River Clean-Up.

Davis is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a volunteer for the Backwoods Hunting Outreach Ministry. Her husband is an officer with the Shelbyville Police Department and they have been married for more than 35 years. They have two children, Colt and Sheena Davis and daughter-in-law Sarah and a future son-in-law, Ken Franqui.

"I understand the duties and financial accountability of the trustee," Davis said in a statement. "I have familiarized myself with the laws, rules and regulations that affect the trustee's office.

"If elected, I will work hard to improve the operations of the systems and processes of the trustee's office. As your trustee, it will be more than a job. It will be a privilege and an honor to serve the people of Bedford County."

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