Tester announces candidacy for 7th District commission seat

    Richard Tester is seeking election to the 7th District seat on the Carter County Commission this year. The district is made up of West Side and Happy Valley High School precincts.
   Tester is an electronics technician with Fleenor Security Systems. He has served as constable for the county for the past six years. He is currently an Associate Minister and Sunday School teacher for The Bible Church.
   He is a graduate of Elizabethton High School and formerly attended Northeast State Technical Community College. He is the son of L.C. Tester and the husband of Jessica Tester.
   Tester said as a commissioner he will work for economic growth and see to it that there is an increase. He stated that it was time to quit talking about economic development and get busy doing something about it. "This will take some work but I look forward to the challenge," said Tester.
   He also said he would see to it that every tax dollar will be spent more wisely than it has in the past.
   He also said the county must continue to improve the county school system while maximizing tax dollars and accountability. Accountability and responsibility means improved schools for our children, said Tester.
   Tester said he would always have an open door policy. He also said if citizens had any issues to call him at 542-0713.