for Anderson County Mayor
CLINTON – Former County Commissioner and State Representative Jim
Hackworth announced today he is a candidate for Anderson County
“I am running for County Mayor because I am concerned with the lack
of focus the current administration has for the issues, such as
education, jobs and quality of life, that are important to Anderson
County residents,” Hackworth said.
“Whether serving as a County Commissioner or a State
Representative, I worked with other elected officials to fight for
fiscal responsibility, good schools, reduced taxes, and safer
neighborhoods and communities,” Hackworth, an Anderson County
native, said. “Our management of these issues attracted the
attention of businesses and brought new jobs to Anderson County.”
After working 34 years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a
Project Leader and Program Manager in the Maintenance and
Engineering divisions, Hackworth retired in 2008. He served
as a State Representative for 8 years and as a County Commissioner
for 10 years.
“I believe the constant turmoil in the County Mayor’s office is
hurting our ability to attract new jobs and move our county
forward. I respectfully ask for your vote and help in
restoring trust, cooperation and professional leadership back to
the County Mayor’s office,” Hackworth said.
“I would like to further strengthen the strong alliances I have
with our local officials. We must work hard to improve our schools
and attract more good paying jobs with benefits to Anderson
County,” he said.
Hackworth and his wife, Brenda, have two grown children and three
grandchildren and are members of the First United Methodist Church
in Oak Ridge. He is past president of the Claxton Optimist
Club and the Anderson County Habitat for Humanity.
Hackworth is a graduate of Clinton High School, Roane State
Community College and Tusculum College.
Hackworth is running unopposed in the May 6 Democratic Primary
Election and will face the winner of the Republican Primary
Election in the General Election on Aug. 7. Early voting for
the primary election is April 16 – May 1.
Press Release from March 5, 2014
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Betty Brooks, Treasurer