Shipley announces re-election bid for City Council

From Staff Reports

   Sam Shipley has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Elizabethton City Council.
   Shipley was elected to the City Council in 1998. He is a lifelong resident of Elizabethton and is the son of Virginia Bernice Shipley and the late Joseph F. Shipley. He and his wife, Vicky, reside at 609 Barker Street.
   He graduated from Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. He is also a decorated U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam and Germany.
   Shipley has been employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years. Most of his postal career has been spent at the Elizabethton Post Office.
   He is a member of Elizabethton's First United Methodist Church, where he serves as an usher.
   Shipley serves on numerous city and civic boards and committees. He is chairman of the Carter County Rescue Squad Board of Directors and a board member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens.
   He is also a member of the Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, the Elizabethton/Carter County Economic Development Commission, the Elizabethton Animal Control Board, and the Veterans' War Memorial Committee, among others.
   He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #2166, the Loyal Order of Moose, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 49, and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 824.
   Shipley, who has served as Mayor Pro Tem since November 2000, says he cares about the growth and prosperity of the city, the school system, and the employment base.
   He says he is proud of the collective accomplishments and progress of the City Council, and if re-elected Shipley says he will strive to continue to be a voice for the people.