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Jim Hackworth
Announces Candidacy
for Anderson County Mayor

CLINTON – Former County Commissioner and State Representative Jim Hackworth announced today he is a candidate for Anderson County Mayor.

“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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