I have not lived in your beautiful, scenic, and spacious county. However, I have regularly enjoyed antique shopping in Sweetwater, the purchasing of cars at your car dealerships, made many fun trips to Bald River Falls, looked forward to campaign adventures in towns like Citico, and have enjoyed water skiing in Vonore.
Monroe is the third largest county in population but is by far the greatest of the counties in square miles at 635. It has a strong industrial base but has suffered from the recession with higher unemployment. Recently the hiring trend is improving and sure hope it continues to get better.
Law enforcement agencies include the Sheriff’s Department, the Madisonville Police Department, Sweetwater City Police Department, the Tellico Plains Police department, and Vonore City Police Department. The District Attorney and Public Defender do not always maintain full time offices in Madisonville. The historic courthouse in downtown Madisonville houses criminal court. I have appeared in court there many times.
What is new on the campaign trail?
Below are some of the events I have recently attended: