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Hunt enters Democratic primary for state House

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Jenny Hunt
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Jenny Hunt of Bell Buckle has announced her candidacy for the 62nd District State Representative seat in the August 5 Democratic primary.

A Bedford County resident since 1994, Hunt holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Auburn University, majoring in personnel management and industrial relations.

Hunt lives in Bell Buckle with her husband of 22 years, Joe. They have two daughters.

Hunt currently serves as an alderman for the Town of Bell Buckle. Elected in 2006, she acts as chairman for the sidewalk committee, liaison for the volunteer fire department and the police department. She is the grant writer for the town and over the past eight years has secured over $750,000 in grant funding for Bell Buckle. She was instrumental in establishing a police department for the town and securing a police cruiser donated by the Brentwood Police Department.

Recently, funding was secured through meetings between Hunt and Tennessee Department of Transportation officials for safety enhancements of the school zone on Highway 82/Webb Road for better pedestrian crossings, signage, and new, improved flashing light signals.

Hunt is the chair of the Bell Buckle Parks board, which under her leadership was awarded the 2008 Governor's Stewardship Award and the 2009 ReBuild Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Development District Association and the South Central Tennessee Development District. She also serves as Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce treasurer and publicity chair, RC-Moon Pie 10 Mile Run chair, co-chair of Daffodil Day, co-chair of Webb School Art and Craft Show, and serves on the Bell Buckle Tree Board.

She is a member of the Bedford County Tourism Board and has served on the American Heart Association Bedford County Board of Directors.

Hunt also served seven years as the treasurer for Eakin Primary School's Parent Teacher Organization, five years on the board of directors at Circle of Friends Preschool (formerly Children's World Christian Preschool), and is a current member of The Webb School Board of Trustees.

Hunt has been recognized for her efforts by receiving the Shelbyville-Bedford County Outstanding Leadership Award in 2006 and the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Keep Tennessee Beautiful Award of Excellence for Community Enhancement and Volunteerism in the individual community volunteer category in 2007.

In 2008, the Town of Bell Buckle honored Hunt as Outstanding Citizen of the Year, and Hunt received The Webb School's John B. Harding Service Award.

"I have been an effective advocate for the needs our local economy and infrastructure and could do more to benefit our entire district at the state level," said Hunt. "I have an established working network with many of the state departments through my role as a local elected official, and I know that these existing partnerships will aid me in achieving broader goals for the benefit of the 62nd District.

"I would appreciate your vote in the August Primary to be your State Representative and will pledge to be a tireless worker on behalf of the people of the 62nd District."


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