Pictured from left to right, Commissioner Mike Hughes, Sheriff Eric Watson, Commissioner Howard Thompson, and Retired Constable Donnie Hughes
Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson on Wednesday received endorsements from Bradley County Commissioners Mike Hughes and Howard Thompson who released the following joint statement:
“Over the past four years while serving as Bradley County Commissioners, we have personally witnessed Sheriff Eric Watson be a good steward with Bradley County Sheriff’s Office fiscal budget. Not only has Sheriff Watson been conservative with taxpayers’ monies, but has returned over $700,000 back to the county’s General Fund. While managing a multi-million dollar budget brings many challenges, Sheriff Watson has been presented with four consecutive No Findings audits by the State of Tennessee Comptroller’s Office which confirms every dollar was accounted for in the sheriff’s office fiscal budgets. Sheriff Watson’s leadership is trusted and proven, and we are proud to endorse Eric Watson for re-election as Sheriff of Bradley County.”
Commissioner Howard Thompson currently represents the 4th District of Bradley County, while Commissioner Mike Hughes represents the 1st District of Bradley County.
Sheriff Watson expressed his appreciation stating, “During my first term as Sheriff of Bradley County I have worked alongside professional, experienced, and dedicated public servants who are dedicated to representing their districts well, and Commissioner Hughes and Commissioner Thompson fit that mold. I’m truly honored to receive their endorsements and look forward to working beside them for another four years.”