Sisk announces candidacy for re-election for commissioner

From Staff Reports

   Harry Sisk, Carter County Commissioner for the 3rd District, announced this week that he will be running for re-election. Sisk has represented the 3rd District, which includes Keenburg, Range, Watauga and Central, for the past 16 years.
   Sisk has served as chairman of the county budget and finance committee and is also a member of the industrial committee. He said he will continue working to provide improved educational opportunities and a better infrastructure to attract and retain new industry in Carter County.
   "The failure of the state Legislature to pass a balanced budget by July 1 is going to impact our ability to provide services to the people, particularly the children of Carter County. We must find ways to provide emergency services to the citizens," Sisk said.
   Sisk said he would like to represent the 3rd District again to solve problems. Sisk is a graduate of Happy Valley High School and holds both bachelor's and master's degree from East Tennessee State University.
   Sisk retired from the Carter County School System after 35 years as a teacher, coach, counselor and vocational supervisor. He and his wife, Alice, are members of Central Church of Christ.