“I am ready to go to work assisting people with whatever their needs may be,” Edgemon states.
“All the voices of Bradley County are not represented at the table. To date, there is only one Democrat on the 14-member Commission, and our community deserves a more balanced representation that reflects all our citizens. Also, there are only two women on the Commission, and one incumbent is not seeking re-election.”
Edgemon holds an associate of science degree from Cleveland State and a bachelor of science degree in business professional management from Nova Southeastern University.
She served as a paralegal with the Bradley County law firm of Fillauer & Wilson for 14 years. She is also commissioned by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 civil law mediator and trained in family law mediation.
“I have the negotiating skills to confidently represent the people in the 7th District. I will ask the questions and seek out the answers necessary to ensure that everyone in the 7th District is well served,” Edgemon said.
During the administration of Gov. Ned Ray McWherter, Edgemon worked in state government with the Tennessee Department of Safety. She would like to serve on the Law Enforcement Committee, if elected.
“I have tremendous respect for the men and women who put their lives on the line in service to Bradley County. They can count on my support.”
She was a legislative liaison with the Tennessee General Assembly where she gained knowledge and experience on how to serve the people of Tennessee.
“Part of my responsibilities included assisting citizens who had concerns related to state government. In my two terms, I had the privilege of helping many citizens from Bradley County to resolve their issues.”
Edgemon continues, “My first main interest as a Bradley County commissioner will be to serve on the Finance Committee. It is critical to ensure that all departments are supported and running efficiently, which means careful and responsible expenditures of monies. It is our responsibility to be wise custodians of taxpayer revenues as we work to build a strong community.
“The next main concern for me is education. My two children and three grandchildren have been educated in the Bradley County School System. Also, two of my siblings were teachers in Meigs County. Education is the key for a prosperous future in our county, state and nation. Therefore, we should strive to build a solid foundation of learning by supporting our schools, teachers and students.”
She also served for five years on the board of directors with the Family Resource Agency, shaping the governance of Pre-K classes, the Family Violence Program, Early Head Start and Head Start classes.
Edgemon was raised on Social Security and Widow’s Benefits because her father was killed while serving as a sergeant first class in the Army and making a career in the military.
“I am very interested in helping our military service personnel by getting a veterans home located in Bradley County.
“I appreciate your vote for me in the 7th District Bradley County Commission race, in both the May 6 (Primary Election) and Aug. 7, 2014, General Election,” Edgemon concluded.