Rhodes seeks District 4 County Commission position

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Terise’ Chasteen Rhodes has announced her candidacy as an independent for a 4th District seat on Bedford County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 2 general election.

Rhodes is student management/EIS and state reporting supervisor for the Bedford County School System and was previously a math teacher at Shelbyville Central High School. Before that, she worked in Alabama both at the college level and in public education. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics with a master’s certification in administration. She is an active member and the treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which promotes excellence and professional growth among women educators.

Rhodes is a member of First Baptist Church on Depot Street, where she serves in the children’s ministry and with the Manna Missions Food Bank. She and her husband, Bedford County native James “Jimmy” Rhodes, Jr., have four children and two grandchildren. They live in southern Bedford County on a farm specializing in beef cattle.


“Bedford County is a wonderful place to live and raise a family,” Mrs. Rhodes said. “It is a growing and thriving community. As a result, it is essential for the county commission to promote economic and workforce development, provide the best educational opportunities for our children, and inspire future generations to live up to the challenge. With your help, we will make this happen.”

“Public officials need to put the interest of their community first and do what is best for Bedford County citizens. District 4 county residents have issues and concerns that need to be heard. Each resident of Bedford County is affected by every County Commission vote. Therefore, all votes should be cast based on the thoughts and opinions of the people within that commissioner’s district. Doing so will put the voice of the people back in the County Commission. The public is encouraged to voice their opinions and concerns on the issues affecting the county.”

“If elected,” Rhodes stated, “I will listen to all concerns and investigate each situation for the people in District 4 in a professional and considerate manner. I believe that service to our community is a duty and privilege. I will work hard for District 4 residents.”

Rhodes may be reached at rhodesterise615@gmail.com.