Ebony Capshaw has announced that she is seeking election to the office of Anderson County trustee.
Capshaw said her local background and sense of community, combined with her organizational experience and management skills, have led to her interest in local government and public office.
“I love to serve the people,” Capshaw said in a press release. “I have a servant’s heart, and you can trust me to get the job done. With my auditing background and code of ethics within a multibillion-dollar company, I feel confident I can do this job and serve the people of Anderson County with enthusiasm.”
Capshaw is unopposed on the ballot in the Democratic primary election on May 1. She will face the winner of the Republican primary in the August 2 general election. The office is presently held by Myron Iwanski, former Anderson County Commissioner, who was appointed by his fellow commissioners to fill the office following the resignation of Rodney Archer. Archer left to take the position of executive director for the County Officials Association of Tennessee. Iwanski is not seeking election as trustee.
Capshaw is a native of Anderson County and an Oak Ridge resident. She was a graduate of the 1998 Youth Leadership program sponsored by the City of Oak Ridge. A graduate of Oak Ridge High School, she received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Clark Atlanta University. She later obtained a pharmacy technician certificate from Roane State Community College.
Capshaw is a certified pharmacy technician at Summit View Pharmacy Services and a quality auditor at CVS Health Knoxville Distribution Center. Her early experience in financial management includes work at Big Lots as a customer service specialist. Her work as an auditor requires being detail-oriented, ethical, and ensuring that company procedures protect its assets.
Capshaw is currently an Altrusa International of Oak Ridge member, Roane State Community College Pharmacy Technician Program Advisory Board member, Knoxville Area Urban League volunteer, and Tennessee State Conference NAACP Executive Committee Member-At-Large. She was recently selected for the 2018 Inaugural Class of the NAACP’s Next Generation leadership program. She is also actively involved with the Scarboro Neighborhood Watch Group.
Capshaw has previously served as a Clinch Valley Boys and Girls Club tutor and Oak Ridge/Anderson County Branch NAACP Membership Chair.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.
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