After many years of working as a grass-roots Republican, Leesa Arowood has announced her candidacy for Anderson County clerk, a press release said.
“I’ve lived in Anderson County for almost 25 years and have always been a Republican,” Arowood said in the press release. “As a businesswoman, not a politician, I look forward to giving back to my community by making our County Clerk’s Office the most efficient in Tennessee.”
Arowood is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and she worked as an administrative manager for Oak Ridge Associated Universities for more than 15 years before managing her own real estate practice in Anderson County. She has worked in various other business operations in Anderson County for many years and is a member of the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, the press release said. She is also a long-time member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton.
“I want to bring the right experience and decision-making to the County Clerk’s Office,” Arowood said. “And I make a firm commitment to the Republican Party to uphold the work ethic and high integrity that our party stands for. Republicans can count on me to never abandon our party regardless of the circumstances.”
Leesa Arowood’s son Chad Arowood will serve as his mother’s campaign treasurer, the press release said.
“My Mom has the right attitude to do this job,” Chad Arowood said in the release. “She’ll supervise her staff and serve the public with a smile on her face and will always have a positive outlook. Mom is a servant leader we all can be proud of.”
Leesa Arowood said she will run an aggressive grass-roots campaign, involving hundreds of volunteers and knocking on doors throughout Anderson County. Her campaign theme is “Leesa is Right for Anderson County” with the right experience, values, and attitude for the job of county clerk, the press release said.
The Anderson County primary is May 1, with early voting beginning April 11.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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