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Barrett asks re-election to 7th District seat

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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TONY BARRETT
Tony Barrett has announced his candidacy for re-election to a seventh district seat on Bedford County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 5 general election.

Barrett has worked in law enforcement in Bedford County for 32 years as a member of Bedford County Sheriff's Department, for which he currently holds the rank of captain; as a part of the district attorney's office; as judicial commissioner; and for six years as school resource officer at Cascade High School.

Barrett is a member of the commission's rules and legislative committee; a member of the University of Tennessee Extension advisory committee; vice-chair of the Emergency Communications District board; a member of the Bedford County School Disaster Plans Assessment Team; past president and past secretary of Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club (now Shelbyville Rotary Club); and past president of Bedford County Democratic Club.

Barrett and his wife Melissa have been married for 36 years and have two children and three grandchildren. Barrett is a deacon at Fair Haven Baptist Church.

"Serving on the county commission for the past four years has been a great privilege and honor," said Barrett. "During this time, we have made great progress without a tax increase. I would like to continue the progress that has been made and continue to work on the issues that are unresolved. As a commissioner, I have been a part of a body that has the power to make decisions that affect the people of Bedford County. Within financial reason, the commission decides the types of school facilities our children attend, the support we give our county program, and the level of financing our law enforcement receives.

"All of these matters are important to me; therefore, I will carry on in my efforts to fight for the best interests of the people of Bedford County if I am re-elected to the commission seat."


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