Shelly Arnett seeking state rep’s position
Local educator and business owner Shelly Arnett has announced her candidacy for state representative, House District 77.
“I am running for state representative to bring ‘a change with experience,’” Mrs. Arnett said.
She explained that she has been involved with representation of constituents in Nashville for several years and looks forward to bringing that experience to the state House for the citizens of Lake, Obion and Dyer counties.
“If elected, I will continue my dedication and hard work to give the people a compelling voice in Nashville,” she added.
Mrs. Arnett said she has a track record for “shaking things up” as a local leader in her educational district. She has been and continues to be an outspoken leader for education, environmental and economic issues that affect the people in District 77.
Mrs. Arnett, a life-long supporter of pro-life issues, said she also greatly believes in strong family values. She supports gun owners’ rights and the Second Amendment and also believes that small business is the backbone of the economy.
“I’m a taxpayer, just like you, and I’m tired of unwanted taxes, more government regulations and politicians shoving policies that don’t make a difference down our throats,” she said.
Mrs. Arnett wants to strengthen the job market in the district and create new jobs when possible through businesses already established in the area.
“I’m excited about the possibilities this area has to offer, including the expansion of the River Port and construction of I-69,” she said. “With the right kind of leadership, we can reach new heights.”
She said she is committed to reducing the tax burden and recruiting new, better paying jobs to northwest Tennessee.
“I am not relying on any ‘political heritage’ to put me in office but instead am asking for the trust and confidence of the people of the 77th District to allow me to represent them in Nashville,” Mrs. Arnett said.
She is currently serving as an officer with the Lake County Education Association, as committee chair for the Tennessee Association of School Librarians and a committee member on the Legislative Committee for the Tennessee Education Association and is a former board member for the Tennessee Education Association. She said she has the experience of working with multi-million dollar budgets and overseeing accounts in private business and the public arena.
Mrs. Arnett is an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Beta Phi and Troy First Baptist Church.
A 16-year veteran teacher, she is currently a media specialist with the Lake County School District and resides in Samburg with her husband of 23 years, Gary Arnett.
For more information about Mrs. Arnett, visit her campaign Web site at www.shellyarnett.org. or e-mail at email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 5.1.08y Ar