Tester seeks re-election as state committee woman

From Staff Reports

   Helen Woodruff Tester has announced that she will run for re-election to the office of State Committee Woman representing Washington and Carter counties. Tester has been the Executive Director for Cerebral Palsy of East Tennessee for over 25 years and is a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
   "I feel that my qualifications are ample in all aspects to serve as the Democratic State Executive Committee Woman in the 3rd Senatorial District. Due to my knowledge of the many needs in the area I can and will be of service to the people," Tester said.
   Tester is also the director for the Association of Women's Highway Safety Leaders which includes two highway patrol districts, one in Fall Branch and another in Knoxville. She has served two terms as secretary for the North East Democratic Club and is a corresponding and recording secretary for the Active Democrat Club of Washington County.
   Tester has also served on various committees for the state Executive Committee during her 20-year tenure. She presently is a member of the Voter Registration Committee and has served on the Washington County Executive Committee for 21 years.
   "I appreciate the confidence shown in me by the many people in the two-county area who have urged me to seek re-election. Therefore, I am a candidate for Democratic State Executive Committee Woman, and I promise that I shall serve you well. Your continued support, efforts and vote will be appreciated," Tester said.
   Tester is a native of Washington County where she received her high school diploma and furthered her education by becoming a state licensed cosmetologist. She is the daughter of the late Ollie C. and Louise Martin Woodruff and the wife of Kenneth W. Tester. The Testers have three children and reside in Jonesborough.