Karen Petty has informed Overton County News of her intent to seek election to the Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Board of Directors. Her statement is as follows:
“I, Karen Petty, would like to announce my candidacy for election to the Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative (TLTC) Board of Directors, Jackson County, Area 1. It would be my privilege to serve as your director and I humbly ask for your vote and support. You may cast your early vote Saturday, September 25, 2021, at any local Twin Lakes Telephone business office or on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Annual Meeting held at Jackson County Middle School in Gainesboro, TN. Voting will be from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day.
“I am a life-long resident of Jackson County where I graduated from high school in 1986. I received my Bachelors degree in Education in 1991, followed by a Masters degree in 1995 from Tennessee Tech University. Later, I received an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership in 2005.
“I work in our local school systems, Jackson and Macon counties, as a special education liaison. As an educator, I have a strong desire to ensure that every local student has the same quality education as others across the nation. This can only be achieved with the help of Broadband provided by TLTC.
“Additionally, I am married to Robert “Tootie” Petty. We have four children, Kendra, Kaleigh, Kara Grace, and Kendall. We attend church at McCoinsville Church of Christ. My family and I are actively involved in our community. I realize that local businesses also require fast internet speeds to prosper and function competitively. l will work hard for the valued employees and members of Twin Lakes to continuously provide improved services through the cooperative. I can be reached by phone, 931-268-0280, or by email, email@example.com. Thank you for your support.”