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Sloan seeks commission seat

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bill Sloan has announced his candidacy for the second district seat on Bedford County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 2 general election.

Sloan has lived in Bedford County for more than 8 years. Prior to that, he lived in Rutherford County for more than 30 years and was active in youth programs for more than 12 years.


He has worked in Smyrna for more than 30 years in manufacturing, with 29 years in management. He oversees more than 1,000 people and controls a budget of over $50 million per year. Sloan says he helped to implement a landfill-free recycling program and to cut utility costs by 25 percent over several years, cutting costs in his department by 3 to 5 percent each year.

Sloan attends Longview Baptist Church.


He said that if elected, he would equalize fire protection for each commission district to reduce insurance rates for homeowners; recruit more jobs for the county; help senior citizens earning less than $15,000 reduce their property tax; and improve recycling to reduce the county's landfill costs.

"I know these are not things that will come easy," said Sloan, "but I will work hard for the people in the 2nd District and use my experience to meet these goals and ensure we are getting the most out of our tax dollars.

"I feel I am a proven leader and would like to put that experience and dedication to work for the people in the 2nd District."

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