Robert McKamey, Anderson County commissioner from District 5, will seek re-election in the August 7 general election.
The Fifth District includes the Clinton High School, Dutch Valley, Marlow, and Norwood precincts.
McKamey, 64, served in the old Third District from 1982 until 1994 and has served in the Fifth District since 2006. McKamey serves on several committees, including Operations, Legislative, Nomination, Highway, Human Resource, and Veterans Advisory Committee.
McKamey previously served as chair on the Insurance Sub-Committee, Jail Projects Superintendents Committee, and Legislative Committee, and Long Range Planning Subcommittee. McKamey also served as chairman of the Redistricting Committee, E-911 board of directors, and CASA board of directors.
McKamey was the director of Anderson County Emergency Services from 1974 until 1994. He is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam in 1969 with the 102nd Quartermaster Company.
In a press release, McKamey pointed out that during his tenure on the Anderson County Commission he was instrumental in establishing a full-time Veterans Service Office with a certified veterans service director to serve the many veterans of Anderson County. McKamey said he has been a strong supporter of tourism and industrial/retail development in the county.
“As your county commissioner, I feel my knowledge of how government works and my proven record of being able to work with the other commissioners and elected officials serves our district well,” McKamey said in the press release. “I look forward to serving the Fifth District for four more years and sincerely ask for your support this August.”
McKamey lives on Sulphur Springs Road in the Dutch Valley community and has four children. He is retired from Comcast Cable Communications in Knoxville, where he was the facilities and fleet coordinator.