Pritchard seeks re-election to 1st District

From Staff Reports


   Landon Pritchard has announced he is seeking re-election as constable of the 1st District of Carter County.
   Pritchard was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Clayton Nidiffer and won re-election last year for a two-year term. By the August General Election he will have served three years and eight months as constable.
   Pritchard has worked closely with Carter County Sheriff's Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol to take drunken drivers off the road. He is a familiar face at Hunter Elementary, where he works safety patrol during the week. He is well known in the Stoney Creek area for his dedication and community service.
   Pritchard served four years in the National Guard and was given an honorable discharge. He worked at Carter County Sheriff's Department from 1970 to 1974, then drove a tractor-trailer from 1975 to 1997. He was asked to return to law enforcement and was elected to his first term as constable in 1998.
   Pritchard has been married for 25 years to the former Betty Moore. They have three children: Karen Calloway, Tracy Shepard, and Nancy Taylor, all of Elizabethton.
   Pritchard said, "If re-elected, I promise to continue working with the schools, checking out the churches and businesses, and patroling the community like I have been. I will continue giving the same service. I'm on call 24 hours a day."
   He is used to responding to calls at all hours of the night and day and can be counted on to respond to wherever he is needed.
   Pritchard also is known to be a man of his word.
   "If I tell you something, I'm going to stand behind what I tell you, because your word is all you've got. If I tell you I'm going to do something and I can't do it, I'm going to let you know why I can't do it," he said.