Mike Hughes enters race for 1st District County commissioner
Mar 02, 2014 | 1032 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mike Hughes has announced his candidacy for 1st District County commissioner. The 1st District incorporates the Hopewell, Prospect and McDonald areas.

Hughes noted he is deeply rooted to the people in the 1st District, from his great-grandmother, Ida Beaty Ware, to his grandfather, constable John Hughes.

His father, constable Donnie Hughes, and his uncle constable, the Rev. Sammy Hughes, have continued his grandfather’s work of helping the people in the 1st District.

Hughes himself has dedicated more than 19 years of service to the residents of Bradley County working as a school resource officer at Hopewell School, the environmental officer, property crimes detective and as a task force officer for ATF.

He has received environmental awards, was Officer of the Year and was a recipient of honors from the Cleveland 100.

He has served as a board member for Keep America Beautiful and other local boards as well.

He attended Prospect School, Bradley Junior High School, Bradley Central High School and Cleveland State Community College.

He said he “is truly home grown and dedicated to helping the residents of Bradley County.”

He said as commissioner he will use an educated and common sense approach to solving issues.

He said he will also be a proactive commissioner by strategically planning for the future of Bradley County and the 1st District.

He believes the most important part of being a county commissioner is to listen to the people and do the right thing, in short being the people of the 1st district’s voice.

Hughes’ treasurer is Scotty Hooker. He noted both Hooker and his wife, Kim Tinsley Hooker, are people of great morals. Scotty was raised in the Prospect area and now resides in the Hopewell area.

Hughes would appreciate the people of the 1st district’s vote and support in his candidacy for 1st District County commissioner.

He believes through planning and working together we can make a brighter future for Bradley County and the 1st district.

Hughes can be contacted at 423-595-1005.