|Polk Glover announces candidacy |
|Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:01 pm |
|Polk Glover is announcing his candidacy for re-election to the office of county commission for District 6, representing Troy and Obion. |
A life-long resident of Obion County, he has served as a county commissioner since January 2000 and serves on the budget and solid waste committees.
In order to best represent his district, Glover sought out ways to educate himself about county government. This included attending the University of Tennessee’s County Technical Assistance Program, which teaches classes for county commissioners and office holders. He has completed the following classes: Tennessee County Government, County Government Day, Tennessee County Government Handbook, Hiring and Firing, Risk Management for Counties, and Setting Goals-Managing Time, as well as auditing several other classes such as how to prepare county budgets.
As a retired farmer, Glover dedicates his time to the future of Obion County. He currently serves as secretary of the E-911 board and was an attendee at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Emergency Management Association; as a board member for American Red Cross, where he has participated in disaster work; as a supporter of the Rotary Scholarship Program; on the executive committee of the Obion County Democratic Party; as a member of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce; as a founder of Obion County United Way and as a current board member; and as executive secretary and state treasurer of Tennessee Corn Growers. He is a graduate of Leadership Obion County and frequently sponsors other participants; and is a past master of Western Sun Lodge No. 88 and is the current treasurer, as well as member in York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine and other bodies by invitation.
He is active at First Baptist Church of Obion, where he is a deacon, church treasurer and assistant Sunday school teacher, and is also a member of Beulah Baptist Association board and Gideons. He is a 1961 graduate of Union University in Jackson and serves as a Union University trustee.
His past activities include Boy Scout master and board member of Habitat for Humanity.
“I am actively seeking re-election as county commissioner to serve the residents of District 6, representing Obion and Troy. I feel any matter to be considered by the Obion County Legislative Body is important, not only for the people I represent, but for the entire county. Obion County has strong infrastructure and we are fortunate to be able to continue to support and grow these programs and facilities. With the leadership experience I possess, if re-elected, I will continue to work with my fellow commissioners to make decisions that will benefit this community. The most important part about being a commissioner is making a difference in the future of Obion County. I may not be able to personally contact each of the voters I represent, but let me take this opportunity to ask for your vote in the Aug. 5 election so I may continue to serve you.”
Glover was married to Polly (Stone) Glover for 39 years prior to her death in 2000. They have three children, Brooke (Glover) Emery of Dyersburg, Beaird Glover of New Orleans and the late Josh Glover. He has three granddaughters, Sarah, Mary and Rachel.
Published in The Messenger 7.14.10