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Longtime commissioner seeking OC mayor’s post

Longtime commissioner seeking OC mayor’s post

Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:58 pm

Longtime commissioner seeking OC mayor’s post | Longtime commissioner seeking OC mayor’s post

Trena Taylor
Trena Taylor is announcing her candidacy for the office of Obion County mayor.
She said it has been an honor and a privilege for her to represent District No. 7 on the Obion County Commission for the last 20 years.
“I have been committed to serving as an informed commissioner who is fully engaged in the political process. Staying in touch with the people of Obion County has always been a priority and, as county mayor, I pledge to continue to be the voice of the people on the county commission floor,” she said.
“I believe I have a solid reputation as a county commissioner who represents the values and issues of Obion Countians. I will continue to uphold those values and issues as county mayor.
“It has been my personal mission to maintain the trust of those who elected me to the office of county commissioner and I will continue that mission as county mayor. As the new county mayor, I plan to be the voice of the people,” she said.
She said she believes she is uniquely qualified for the job of county mayor based on her background. She is a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she graduated with honors with a degree in political science/communication.
She was a member of the 1991 WestStar Leadership Class and, after graduating from that program, served a three-year term on the WestStar Board of Trustees.
The WestStar Leadership Program is an intensiveleadership program that focuses on the West Tennessee region and identifies issues and challenges facing the area. The WestStar program also provides its members with valuable knowledge and connections designed to help its members improve the quality of life in the West Tennessee region.
Mrs. Taylor said she believes her experience on the county legislative body, her educational background and her civic involvement will help her successfully serve the people of Obion County. She said she has been a bold and powerful voice on the floor of the county commission from the first day she took her oath of office.
“When I’m elected county mayor, I plan to bring the same dedication I’ve had for 20 years as a county commissioner to the office of county mayor,” she said.
“As your county mayor, I plan to work with the people of Obion County as well as for the people of the county. I will continue to listen carefully to the concerns of the people, thoroughly research the issues and I plan to make every effort to meet the current and future needs of the county.”
Mrs. Taylor said she is looking forward to being elected county mayor and will continue to work closely with her fellow county commissioners.
She explained Obion County is “at a crossroads” and now is the time for local government to face the challenge of economic development, job creation and to continue to provide county services without raising taxes.
Mrs. Taylor pledged to work closely with local and state officials as county mayor. She explained Obion County is positioned for tremendous growth and, as the county mayor, she could help guide that growth. “I’m looking forward to the campaign and to trying to meet as many of the people of Obion County as I can during my campaign,” she said.
Published in The Messenger 3.10.2010

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