Curtis Adams Re-Entering Political Stage After Brief Retirement; Has Already Served Longer Than Any Other Commissioner

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Curtis Adams
Curtis Adams
- photo by Hollie Webb

Curtis Adams said Tuesday he is ending his brief political retirement and will be a candidate to seek to regain his old District 8 County Commission seat.

Mr. Adams has already filed papers with the election office listing attorney Estes Cocke as his campaign treasurer.

"I really miss it," said Mr. Adams, whose 22 years on the commission starting in 1988 was a record. He left in 2010 to become city manager of Crossville, Tn. He resigned the next year after suffering from back problems.

Mr. Adams said he has since had a back operation and is in good shape now. "I'm 80, but I feel like I'm 50," he said.

He stated, "I was elected out here six times - a record. While I was on the commission, I made over 300 speeches, married 222 couples and conducted 18 funerals."

He added, "When you are in office, you can help a lot of people out. I love the job."

Mr. Adams said during his tenure there were two schools built in East Ridge. In addition, he said he lined up almost a million dollars in other district projects.

He said, "I spent all my discretionary funds in District 8."

Incumbent Tim Boyd is expected to seek re-election.   

- Photo2 by Hollie Webb

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