Mull seeks return as District 3, Seat B, county commissioner
Johnny Mull has announced he will seek re-election to the Bradley County Commission, District 3, Seat B, in the May 1 Republican Primary.
“It has been a great honor to serve the residents of Bradley County over the past four years. I’m not only proud of the accomplishments of the Bradley County Commission over the past four years, but look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the next four years and beyond.”
Mull will be unopposed in the May 1 Republican Primary.
“I am extremely humbled that the citizens of Bradley County, and the 3rd District, have faith and trust in the job I am doing as a county commissioner. I thank you for the opportunity to serve the community that I love.”
“This County Commission has worked tirelessly to continue to make Bradley County a great place to live. I’m proud of the accomplishments of this Commission, including:
• Flexibility in the use of HCI funds, which allows the county another funding option for capital outlay projects. This allowed us to help fund the Spring Branch Industrial Park and the Brian K. Smith Workhouse. The Spring Branch Industrial Park will attract new industry and jobs to our community for years to come, while the Brian K. Smith Workhouse allows nonviolent offenders to maintain employment while serving their sentence.
• Lake Forest Middle School’s new $14.5 million academic building. This will meet the needs of students, parents and our community for years come.
• Bradley County firefighters received a salary increase of approximately $630,000, which allows the county to retain quality firefighters.
• Renegotiated the Santek Agreement, which provided over $500, 000 for the community improvement fund, and secured the life of the landfill for many years to come.
• Adoption of the TCRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, which allows employees the opportunity to invest their money, while saving the county money in the future.
• $16.2 million ESG Energy project at the Courthouse, Courthouse Annex and Justice Center, which upgraded HVAC, lighting, windows and plumbing and the savings generated in utility costs are paying for the project.
• Purchase of the American Uniform Building for Bradley County Schools, for the purpose of becoming a regional STEM hub, while providing multiple training opportunities and career options for county students for years to come.
Mull said he recognizes “we will continue to face challenges and opportunities that will need to be addressed."
“We are a thriving and growing community with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. However, to meet the opportunities of that economic growth we must develop a plan, and follow through with that plan, to meet our infrastructure needs.”
Transportation improvements and sewer advancement into the county are vital to the successful growth of our community, Mull said.
Mull’s DNA is embedded in local politics going back to 1916, when his great-great-grandfather, E.L. Gibson, served as Bradley County sheriff until 1919. Mull’s grandfather, John H. “Red” Dockery served as trustee from 1966-1982. His mother, Pam Dockery Mull, served as Circuit Court Clerk from 1990 to 2006.
“I am very blessed to have a rich family heritage of public service in Bradley County, where being a public servant was displayed each and every day.”
Mull is employed by Bradley County School as energy and safety supervisor. In that role, he assisted Bradley County Schools in savings of more than $18.4 million through energy conservation and upgrade efforts.
He was a teacher, football coach and softball coach at Bradley Central High School for 12 years. He serves and has served on many boards and committees through the years, including OAR, United Way, Association of Energy Engineers, Tennessee School Plant Managers, Bradley County Mitigation Planning Team, Council of Deacons at Mount Olive Church of God and the Bradley central High School Alumni steering committee.
He has one daughter, Kelsey, who is a junior at the University of Tennessee.
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