Walker announces for 5th District constable


   Charlotte R. Walker, dispatch supervisor for Carter County 9-1-1, has announced her candidacy for constable of the 5th District, which includes Happy Valley High and Elementary schools, and West Carter Volunteer Fire Department.
   Walker, 44, of Milligan has been affiliated with emergency services for 23 years, working closely with Carter County volunteer fire departments, Carter County Rescue Squad, and law enforcement through her job at 9-1-1. She was the first and only patrol officer for Watauga Police Department and was a dispatcher for five years and a deputy with Carter County Sheriff's Department before going to 9-1-1.
   "As a member of this community my entire life, and mother of a 13-year-old son, I feel the people of this community helped shape me into the person I am today.
   "I will be a working constable for our community, with continued close working relationships with all emergency services. Extra patrol for our neighborhoods is one way to help protect and serve the citizens of our community. I know I am well qualified for this position because of my work history with law enforcement and emergency services," Walker said.
   "I am asking the voters of the 5th District to vote for the experience and leadership I can bring to the office of constable. I will serve our community to the very best of my ability. Your vote would be greatly appreciated."