Bailey announces candidacy for County Executive

Stanley "Stan" Bailey, 427 Division St., Elizabethton, has announced his candidacy for Carter County Executive in the Aug. 1 General Election.
   Truman Clark, county executive, has indicated he does not plan to seek re-election.
   Bailey said he believes a strong background in banking and finance qualifies him for the position.
   "The primary duty of the county executive is to act as the chief financial officer for the county. I feel that my lengthy involvement in various areas of the banking industry has given me a large pool of knowledge and experience which should prove invaluable.
   "I further feel that my management experience will allow me to maintain a positive work environment for the employees who work in this office."
   Bailey was assistant vice president and loan officer at Carter County Bank, 1995-1998; assistant vice president, branch manager and loan officer at Charter Federal Bank, 1990-1995; and in the Department of Liquidation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), 1979-1990. In the latter, he analyzed bank financial statements and took sealed bids in order to sell off the bank assets.
   All qualifying papers, except for the signature petition, have been filed with the Carter County Election Commission, Bailey said.
   On Feb. 15, the Carter County Election Commission (CCEC) will release qualifying petitions for the Carter County General and State Primary Elections to be held Aug. 1.
   Petitions containing signatures of 25 registered voters living in the District must be filed with the CCEC by May 16. The last day to register to vote in the August election is July 1.
   Bailey is a graduate of Elizabethton High School, East Tennessee State University and the Sales Analysis Institute of Finance, Memphis. He was appointed counselor of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Resolution Trust Corporation by the Department of the Treasury.
   Bailey is president of the Elizabethton Optimist Club and former member of the Elizabethton Civitan Club. He is a member of Southside Christian Church.
   Son of Alice and the late George P. Bailey of Elizabethton, he has a daughter, Michelle Perry of Huntersville, N.C.
   "I would greatly appreciate your vote and support. I would also like to have the opportunity to discuss with you any questions or concerns you may have concerning my candidacy or the office of county executive." Bailey may be reached at (423) 543-0335.