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County commissioner Dist. 2 candidate announcements

JULIE CAUBLE (D)

I, Julie Cauble, am seeking the Democratic nomination for Brown County Commissioner of District No. 2.

I have lived in Brown County for the past 31 years and my parents owned property here from 1941 until they passed away in the early 1980s. I remember many enjoyable weeks at their farm near Fruitdale before moving here full time.

I work for the Brown County School Corporation and have been the head custodian at the junior high school since 1982. I will be retiring in August and I'll have the necessary time to devote to being a commissioner. Prior to my job with the schools, I was a carpenter with Brown County Builders for several years. Additionally, I manage property for my family and have a small business working with antiques and collectables.

I've been married to Doug Cauble for 25 years and we have two children and one grandchild.

Community involvement is important to me; I served food weekly at Mother's Cupboard for six years and work the Soup Bowl event each year. I'm an active member of the Brown County Historical Society, and participate in many charitable events each year.

I believe in hard work and being true to my word. I have an open mind and will listen to all sides.

Thank you for your support.

-- Written by Julie Cauble

RON SANDERS (D)

Hi, my name is Ronald A. Sanders. I am currently finishing my term as Jackson Township trustee. I am 52 years old and have lived in Brown County most of my life. I am a level one certified assessor – appraiser, a licensed auctioneer, a licensed real estate salesperson (unassigned) and an ASCA-certified personal property appraiser. I have been married to Terry Sanders for almost 25 years. Terry owns and runs Creative Style Salon in Nashville and I own Quick Sale Auction Service Inc.

Before I took over the trustee’s office, the former trustee had overpaid himself thousands of dollars. I had no checkbook, no ledger book and no useable annual report, and we were audited right off the bat. On top of that, he and the commissioners had shut down the Fruitdale Fire Department and a loan he took out for $38,000 had not been paid back. After my first three years in office, I am happy to report that we have repaid the loan. Jackson Township is again out of debt. I don’t think the next trustee will need to borrow more money. The Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department is again under contract to serve our township, and it and the Jackson Township Fire Department are getting along better.

I have many other life experiences that will help me better serve you as commissioner. For example, I was in the roofers’ union at one time and I have run a roofing company. I can look at work being done on county buildings and have a better understanding of what problems may exist and whether the work is being done properly. The roads are deteriorating all across the county and they say there is no money to fix them. I believe we had better get a handle on that problem or all of our property values will be going down, because nothing, in my book, brings up property values like a new hot mix blacktop road in front of your property. Records of all county-owned real and personal property should be properly maintained and kept up-to-date. That will help us avoid budget shortfalls during an uncertain economy.

If elected commissioner, I will work well with other elected officials and county workers, just as I have done my past three years as trustee. I believe it is the duty of an elected official to look past the politics of things to get the job done.

I believe that my qualifications and experiences make me very qualified to be the next Brown County commissioner. I will work for you, the taxpayers of Brown County, as hard as I have worked for the taxpayers of Jackson Township. All I need is your vote and support, and together we can keep and make better our wonderful way of life here in Brown County.

Call me at 988-2645 and tell me what you think. You may have a better idea about something I haven’t seen or haven’t thought about, and I am interested in what you think. It is your community.

— Written by Ron Sanders

JOHN KENNARD (R)

My name is John Kennard, and I want to be your Brown County Commissioner in Dist. 2.

I have lived in Brown County since 1995 and worked with the Brown County Health department since 1999. I am now the environmental health specialist supervisor for the department.

I grew up in the grocery business, starting in a small family grocery at 12 years old, worked full-time while attending college full-time and graduating from Mississippi State to work for The Great A&P Tea Company in the northeast after college. Until I took this job, my entire career has been in either the retail or the supply side of the food industry.

I’m a good listener, willing to act and confront issues rather than let them lie and fester. My entire career has been spent in customer relations. In my role with the public health department, I’ve had to work with citizens in resolving their issues within the parameters of the legal system. I do believe in following the rules, but also recognize that as Americans we have the right to change the rules, in the correct manner, when we disagree.

My role as commissioner would include educating and negotiating with Brown Countians about where the county is going and what we need.

I promise to listen, tell the truth, accept responsibility for my actions and act responsibly on your behalf. We may not always agree, but you’ll never have to guess at what I’m thinking.

— Written by John Kennard

LEONARD MURRAY (R)

No candidate announcement published as of 4/27/10.

  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 30
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould