Cubby Owens To Kick Off Campaign For East Ridge Court Clerk On May 29

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cubby Owens will kick off his campaign for the newly created East Ridge court clerk position on Thursday, May 29, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.. at the East Ridge Community Center.

Mr. Owens, a longtime East Ridge resident, has been involved in community for nearly 40 years. He began as a reserve officer for the East Ridge Police Department in 1975. He was a captain upon his retirement.

After his retirement, Mr. Owens built a successful home remodeling business in East Ridge, which he still owns today. He oversees up to 14 crews, or 56 personnel.



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