Jason Corum seeks constable position in the 3rd District
Mar 16, 2014 | 1382 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jason Corum is announcing his candidacy in the race for constable of Bradley County’s 3rd District.

He is 44 years old and has lived in Bradley County’s 3rd District practically his entire life, attending Mayfield Elementary, Bradley Junior High and Bradley Central High School.

He was an All-State football player for the Bradley Central Bears. After school, Corum followed in his father Eddie Corum’s footsteps and played for several major softball teams where he was named state tournament MVP six times, was a two-time national tournament MVP and was a member of six different national championship teams at different levels.

Corum now owns and works at the Vintage Barbershop on Keith Street across from Garden Plaza.

He enjoys golf and involves himself in a number of community service activities and organizations, believing in grassroots care for our neighbors in need.

He is most proud of work for the Army National Guard, 278th Family Support Group, where he was honored to receive the Center of Influence Award from the General for the State of Tennessee.

He has three children. Morgan, 19, is a student at UT, currently participating in a Disney College internship through their university program. Garrett is 5 and Major is 2 — both attend Ms. Carol’s playschool.

Corum’s wife, Dallas, is a lead within the claims organization at Cigna Healthcare with offices at home as well as at the Gunbarrel Road offices.

He said he feels there is a misconception that constables are solely responsible for serving paperwork.

He wants his constituency to understand what constables should be doing for our communities, including but not limited to:

n Home security checks for you when you go out of town;

n Wellness checks for our elderly and/or disabled neighbors;

n Traffic control for our law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel;

n Neighborhood patrols; and

n Security escorts.

As outlined in Tennessee state law, constables operate as individual officers at no cost to the residents or governments of the county, providing their own uniforms, vehicles, fuel and equipment. They seek to always be ready to aid or assist all citizens and agencies within the county, with the goal of providing additional law enforcement presence.

In addition to their law enforcement duties, they take some of the burden from taxpayer funded sheriff’s offices and departments across the state by also serving civil process that the law enforcement agencies would otherwise have to serve.

Constables are also at the disposal of the county’s fire departments, EMS units and rescue squads, as well as any state or federal agency which might have use of their services.

Corum said “It is the desire of my heart to serve our community in this capacity. I assure you that if elected, I will perform the duties of constable to the very best of my ability. I will be visible and available to you and our law enforcement officers and fire and emergency personnel to serve and protect you, my neighbors.”