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Peoples seeks commission seat

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Lizzie Peoples
Lizzie M. Peoples of Shelbyville has announced her write-in candidacy for a seventh district seat on Bedford County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 5 general election.

Peoples and her husband Clyde have two daughters and three grandchildren and are members of Victory Baptist Church.

Peoples is a 1965 graduate of Marshall County High School. She attended Motlow State Community College and is a graduate of the State/Area Vocational Technical School (now Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville) with a degree in bookkeeping. She has been employed by Jostens Inc. for 16 years. She is a member of JCAR (Jostens Community Awareness Representatives). She is a former member of Bedford County Board of Education.

She is a member of Order of the Eastern Star, served two years as president of the Women's Democratic Club, served as president of Bedford County Girl Scouts, a member of the Kiwanis Club and a notary public.

"I do not support increasing taxes in any form," she said. "We need to look at bringing more industry into Bedford County and also supporting the ones that are here. I support our school system, and any building projects necessary to maintain our competitive edge for the growth of our county. Our children and grandchildren are our future; we need to protect them. Our government should be by the people and for all the people."