Anderson County Commissioner Angeleque McNutt wants to keep her seat on County Commission, and she has announced that she is a candidate in the August 4 election.
McNutt, who owns Rainbow Florist in Oak Ridge, was appointed to replace Robin Biloski on Anderson County Commission when Biloski resigned on August 3 because she and her husband Bill moved to Madeira Beach, Florida.
McNutt now represents District 8, one of two commissioners in that district (Myron Iwanski is the other commissioner). The district includes Emory Valley, Hendrix Creek, and Woodland in Oak Ridge.
McNutt’s appointment to the seat by the County Commission in August 2015 was through the August 2016 county general election.
An Anderson County native, McNutt said she is a conservative who believes that county tax dollars should be managed efficiently. She said she opposes any increase in the property tax rate and wants to focus instead on spending existing revenues in a more efficient manner.
“Conservative values serve our local government well,” McNutt said in a press release. “We need to continue to look for ways to reduce costs and improve services. I was born in Oak Ridge and attended Elm Grove Elementary. I believe strongly in those East Tennessee values that have helped to shape our community and our lives.”
McNutt serves on the Operations and Legislative committees of Anderson County. She also represents County Commission on the Human Resources Committee.
McNutt, a mother of two and a grandmother, is a member of Faith Promise Church. She previously served on the Community Mediation Board of Directors and the Children’s Advocacy Board of Directors, the press release said.
“I am a small business owner and a conservative with traditional values who believes in honesty and integrity in government,” McNutt said in the press release. “I am looking forward to meeting with voters across the Eighth Commission District.”
McNutt said Elise Morris will serve as her treasurer. Morris is the mother of three children who attend Oak Ridge Schools, the press release said.
There is at least one other candidate for McNutt’s seat in the August 4 election. Phil Yager, who also sought an appointment to the District 8 seat in August 2015 but lost to McNutt in an 8-6 County Commission vote after a first-round 7-7 tie, announced in April that he is running for the seat in this year’s election.
It’s not clear yet if Myra Mansfield, who ran for the seat in the August 2014 election and also sought to be appointed to it in August 2015, will run again.
Note: This is an edited version of a press release submitted by Angeleque McNutt.
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