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Smith seeks re-election as Circuit Court Clerk

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thomas Smith
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Thomas A. Smith has announced his candidacy for re-election as Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk in the May 4 Democratic primary.

Smith's duties include serving as the clerk for Circuit Court, General Sessions Court and Juvenile Court for the county. He is a 1988 graduate of the County Officials' Certificate Training Program and a member of the Middle Tennessee Clerks' Association.

Smith is a Bedford County native and a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School. He worked for 30 years as a route salesman and served in the Tennessee National Guard for 15 years. He is a member of Fairlane Church of Christ, a member and former post commander of American Legion Post #23. He is a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He is a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Association and was appointed by the governor to serve on the Duck River Agency Board, for which he is vice-chair. He is a member and past president of Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club. He is a member of Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.

He has been married for 52 years to the former Geneva Gannon. They have three children and three grandchildren.

"During my tenure as Circuit Court Clerk," said Smith, "I have modernized the office, and it has achieved the highest possible level of computerization available in the state. I have also demonstrated proven leadership, and the work of the office is supported by a most capable and competent staff. I am committed to maintaining the highest standards for the operation of the office of Circuit Court Clerk, while always remembering that the office belongs to the people of Bedford County, who depend on its continued efficiency for many of their legal needs. If re-elected, I pledge to continue to work diligently both to serve the Bedford County community and to ensure that the people's needs are promptly and thoroughly met."

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