Davis announces for 8th District commissioner


   Robert L. Davis is today announcing his candidacy for Carter County Commissioner representing the 8th District, which includes Harold McCormick and T.A. Dugger/High School precincts.
   Davis is a 26-year veteran, having served in both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf conflicts. He served as captain in the U.S. Army, chief warrant officer in the Tennessee National Guard, and is retired assistant chief of Environmental Management Services for the Veteran's Administration, having worked at Mountain Home in Johnson City and in Philadelphia, Pa.
   Davis currently is an instructor for Tennessee Rehabilitation Center of Elizabethton and administrative assistant of Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church where he also sings in the male chorus.
   Davis said he is a strong supporter of public education, progressive local, state and federal governments and equal opportunity for all citizens.
   "I will work hard to promote economic and industrial growth and development and to help reduce wasteful spending. I will be a working commissioner for you," he said. "Your vote, support and confidence is greatly appreciated."
   Davis is married to Sandra H. Davis, who is employed by the City of Elizabethton. The couple have two children: Corey, who resides in Atlanta, and Brandi of Elizabethton. Davis also has a son, Darrell Love, who is serving with the U.S. Army and is stationed in Korea.
   Anthony and Loretta (Bowers) Newton serve as campaign managers to "Elect Robert L. Davis 8th District Carter County Commissioner." Sandra H. Davis, treasurer.