|Hawks seeking District 7 county commission seat |
|Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:20 pm |
David Hawks, a native Martin citizen, announces his candidacy for the Weakley County Commission District 7 in the Aug. 5 county general election.
David Hawks of Martin
Hawks is the eldest son of Dayne and Monema Hawks and husband of 38 years to Katana Wiley Hawks whom he met at the University of Tennessee at Martin. They have two children, Terone and Selene and a granddaughter, Cambry.
He worked in the early 70s at the Reelfoot Packing Company before going to work at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in November of 1972.He retired in June 2006 from Goodyear after 33 and one half years.
He worked mostly six days a week at Goodyear building tires, supervising and setting up machines.
During his years at Goodyear, Hawks stayed active in many community and church activities.
He coached and umpired Little League, Junior Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth baseball.
He was also youth director for six years at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and is presently a member of First Baptist Church in Martin.
For the last 20 years, Hawks could be seen on the football field, basketball court or baseball field as a TSSAA official.
He has been a member of the Civitan Club for two years and chairman of the Weakley County Republican Party for three years.
“I know what hard work is and I will work hard to represent Weakley County and the voters of District 7. Having parents that are senior citizens concerns me and I will do everything possible to make their latter years as comfortable as possible. In saying that, I would support freezing property taxes on senior citizens with limited incomes and assets.
“Too many times, the answer to money problems in government is to raise taxes or to increase fees. I will fight to prevent any increases and work to control unnecessary spending,” Hawks said.
“If the voters of District 7 will give me a chance to serve them on the county commission, I will strive to always answer their calls and be their voice of reason,” Hawks added.