Rep. Kevin Brooks Endorses Eric Watson For Bradley County Sheriff

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Eric Watson, on left, with Rep. Kevin Brooks
Eric Watson, on left, with Rep. Kevin Brooks

Rep. Kevin Brooks has endorsed Eric Watson for Bradley County sheriff.  He released the following letter Tuesday.

"As a member of The Tennessee General Assembly, I am proud to have served the citizens of Bradley County with my colleague and friend, Chairman Eric Watson, a man whom I proudly endorse in the upcoming sheriff’s election in Bradley County.

"Eric Watson has an extensive background in law enforcement, civil justice, and the law, and has devoted many years and countless hours of training and education. Beyond his outstanding knowledge and background in law enforcement, Eric Watson possesses great dedication and personal integrity that I believe to be imperative for any public servant.

"Not only has Eric Watson served our citizens in the law enforcement community, he has proudly served in the House of Representatives for more than a decade. As a 23-year veteran law enforcement officer, he has shared his expertise by chairing the influential House Judiciary Committee. His service has also included serving on the State and Local Government Committee and the House Calendar and Rules Committee. His background and service in the Legislative has provided him a broad perspective on the problems facing Bradley County.

"I have witnessed first-hand Eric Watson’s dedication to our citizens. When disaster struck our county in 2010, Eric Watson was ‘boots on the ground’ personally assisting in the TEMA rescue operation. He has proven himself time and again that he is a tireless worker, dedicated to the well-being of others.

"I am privileged to call Eric Watson a friend, and proud to offer my highest endorsement of Eric Watson for Bradley County sheriff."

In Service,
Rep. Kevin D. Brooks
Assistant Majority Leader

Tennessee House of Representatives


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