Perry Perkins Announces Candidacy For District 7 Hamilton County Commissioner

Friday, December 6, 2013
Perry Perkins
Perry Perkins

Local entrepreneur Perry Perkins announced his candidacy for the Hamilton County Commission, District 7, on Friday. He will host a public kick-­off event on Thursday, Dec. 12 at his headquarters, 7955 East Brainerd Road, Suite B, Chattanooga. The meet-­and--greet forum begins at 5:30 p.m.

Larry Henry has said he plans to vacate the Commission’s District 7 seat to run for Circuit Court Clerk. Mr. Perkins will run for the Republican nomination in the primary election May 6. At the kick-­-off event, residents will have the opportunity to meet and learn more about Mr. Perkins’ vision for the district.

As owner of a small business, Perry Perkins Painting in Apison, Tn., Mr. Perkins said he knows what it takes to help businesses thrive. He believes everyone must work together to support the community.

“As commissioner, I will promote policy and regulation that support economic development, public safety and education,” Mr. Perkins said. “As a citizen, I will rally local residents, businesses and schools to support each other.

“I’m not here for me;” he said. “I’m here for my community. We’ll all sit down, discuss the issues and develop solutions. I look forward to meeting everyone at the event.”

Mr. Perkins is a graduate of Tyner High School. He is a fourth generation home painter who started working in his grandfather’s family painting business in 1974. He started his own residential painting business, Perry’s Painting, Inc. in 2005. Mr. Perkins served as a Reserve Deputy with the Hamilton County from 1978-­-1982 and from 2006-2011 as well as with the city of East Ridge from 1982-­1987. An active member of the Alhambra Shriners, Mr. Perkins has been an associate member of the board of the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky since January 2010. He also works with the Hamilton Family YMCA and served as a board member from 2006-­2008. From 1992-­2004, he chaired the Fundraising and Activities board for the Fraternal Order #945 to help raise money for the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) education program. 

Mr. Perkins resides in Apison, with his wife, Monica.

Mr. Perkins is a lifelong Hamilton County resident with more than 30 years in public service. He is a long-­-time community activist whose campaign is focused on economic development, public safety and education. 

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