County Commissioner David Seal Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

David Seal, Jefferson County, Tennessee Commissioner

David Seal, Jefferson County, Tennessee Commissioner

County Commissioner David Seal announces his candidacy for re-election in the August 2018 County General Election. The candidate points to four major issues in seeking another term on County Commission; exercising fiscal responsibility for the benefit of all taxpayers, protecting private property rights, promoting accountability and transparency of government, and promoting economic development that is respectful of and consistent with the values of the county residents. His voting record demonstrates priority on these issues. Legislative accomplishments include proposals that resulted in several county enactments: a resolution on eminent domain that led to a major reform of state law to protect all property owners from land condemnation for non-public use;  a county resolution to facilitate informational meetings between the Industrial Development Board and citizens whose community may be considered for industrial development; a resolution to encourage state lawmakers to eliminate regulatory barriers on broadband internet distribution; moved an amendment in 2015 establishing a quality oversight process for county school building projects; joined others in improving zoning regulations to encourage tourist businesses such as agritourism, campgrounds, wineries, breweries, and small scale distilleries; and moved original proposals and amendments on two school renovation projects. Also, since taking office, David Seal has joined fellow commissioners in producing three consecutive balanced budgets without increasing property tax. The current White Pine School Renovation Project is now funded on a cash basis without adding to the county debt. In serving another term, the candidate has four stated goals: continue to keep property taxes low by exercising fiscal responsibility, establish a Grant Coordinator position to offset capital expenses, continue to encourage retail development in appropriate locations, and continue to improve government transparency and accountability.

Committee service includes; current member of the Quality Control Oversight Committee that oversees construction quality on school building projects, Chair of the Public Service Committee, Vice Chair of the Finance Committee which determines policy for the County Finance Department, Vice-Chair of the Nominating Committee whose responsibility is to nominate members for various county boards, and previous service on the Budget Committee (2014-2016).

David is part owner of Colley Hill Farm, a working farm and agritourism event venue, past owner of two other Jefferson County contracting businesses, has served as a Career and Technical Education Teacher at Jefferson County High School for the past 29 years, and is a proud parent of two children, Audrey Horton and Leo Coppock-Seal, both of Knoxville. School and community involvement include the annual “Night of the Patriots” program to honor local veterans for which he has served as Program Director since 2004.

The Ninth Commission District includes Talbott, Kansas, Mt. Horeb, Sager, Chestnut Grove, Sartain Springs, Rushy Springs, Kimbrough Crossroads, and Mansfield Gap communities.

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