Perry Perkins, candidate for Hamilton County Commission District 7, will be meeting with members of the Apison community next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Residents will have the opportunity to speak with Mr. Perkins and hear about his vision for the district.
The event will be held at The Club House at Prairie Pass, located on Prairie Lake Drive. Mr. Perkins will discuss issues surrounding public education, economic growth and public safety within the county. He said he hopes to see as many District 7 residents as possible at the meeting.
“This is democracy at work and Monica and I call Apison home,” Mr. Perkins said. “I’m looking forward to sitting down with residents, telling them my plans and hearing their concerns. I would love it if everyone with a stake in this community would come and participate in this process.”
Mr. Perkins will run for the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6. The current commissioner for the district, Larry Henry, plans to vacate his seat to run for Circuit Court Clerk.
Mr. Perkins is a graduate of Tyner High School and a fourth-generation home painter. He began working in his grandfather's painting business in 1974, and in 2005 started his own residential painting business, Perry's Painting, Inc. Mr. Perkins served as a Reserve Deputy with 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 of Eagles, helping raise money for the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Perkins resides in Apison, TN with his wife, Monica. They attend Redemption Point Church.
His campaign said, "Mr. Perkins is a lifelong Hamilton County resident with more than 30 years in public service and community activism. His campaign is focused on education, economic development, and public safety."
The campaign headquarters are located at 7955 East Brainerd Road, Suite B.