THE HUNTER REPORT
Candidates seek District 5
Commission Seat A & Seat B
District 5 is the largest voting district, county-wide. District 5 has two commission seats, Seat A and Seat B. The winners of the May 4th Republican Primary election for District 5 Seat A and Seat B will face off with the Independent candidates in the August 5 Loudon County General Election and State Primary Election. Here's the run down of all candidates running in the 5th District Seat A and Seat B elections.
May 4th Republican Primary
Candidates District 5 Seat A
Teresa Karimian - School volunteer, substitute teacher. Karimian's background is business and sales. Karimiam seeks District 5 Seat A.
Harold Duff - 16 year Incumbent. Currently employed with the Loudon County Juvenile department. Commissioner Harold Duff is a member of the Loudon County Budget Committee. He is seeking to be re-elected.
Robert Dishner - Independent candidate. Dishner's name will be on the Aug. 5 County Election ballot. Dishner will face off with the winner of the May 4 Republican Primary Race.
Candidates District 5 Seat B
Bart Howell - insurance agent -Republican Candidate (no picture).
Pat Hunter - Independent candidate; 29 year Loudon County resident, and community activist. Pat Hunter's name will appear on the August 5 County General Election ballot. She will face off with the winner of the May 4 Republican Primary Race.
Ken Shockley - Republican Candidate. According to the FY 10-11 Sheriff budget, he is employed as a part-time employee for the Loudon County Sheriff department.
Sharon Yarbrough - Republican Candidate. School administrator. Her spouse Gary Ubben serves as Vice Chairman of the Loudon County Board of Education member. Gary Ubben unseated Freddie Gene Walker as District 5 Seat A.
Duties of County Commissioners
Consider and adopt the county budget. Commission appropriates tax dollars for county and school board budgets.
Vote to set the county property tax rate.
Approve the issuance of bonds or other indebtedness to finance county and school board capital improvements projects.
Establish special districts and provide for assessments and tax levies on real and personal property or privileges for the purpose of providing services not generally available to citizens countywide.
Consider and approve rezoning requests, zoning regulations and building and code enforcement regulations prepared by the Loudon County Planning and Codes Department.
Adopt resolutions governing the operation of government or to regulate the conduct and affairs of the residents of Loudon County.
Approve subdivision roads that are built to standard, the sale of county property, and condemnation of property for public welfare.
Consider and approve on
appointments (county attorney and appointees to various committees)
recommended by the county mayor.