Anne Marie Lovelace Potts Announces Candidacy for School Board

Anne Marie Lovelace Potts, Candidate for School Board

Anne Marie Lovelace Potts, Candidate for School Board

Anne Marie Lovelace Potts is announcing her candidacy for School Board representing the First District. Potts, a Jefferson County native, is currently a sitting member of the Jefferson County School Board. She has represented the First District for four terms with six of those years serving as School Board Chair. A graduate of Jefferson County High School and the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Anne Marie takes pride in the improvements made in the Department of Education’s budget process during her tenure. Potts stated ” During my first term on the Board, we struggled to fund the fundamentals such as textbooks and buses. Today, these items as well as technology and capital improvements are funded annually.”

Potts also takes pride in the Board’s accomplishment of completing a comprehensive building program. ” We worked hard to balance the funding to address the needs of our students and teachers and today Jefferson County Schools are in better shape than when I took my first oath of office. It was a team effort, with the School Board working with the County Commission and the community.”

Anne Marie is married to Langdon Potts and they have two children; Langdon, III, (Katy) and Laura. She is also the proud grandmother of one granddaughter Carrigan. Anne Marie is the daughter of Christine Lovelace and the late Bill Lovelace of Dandridge. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Dandridge. Potts is a graduate of the Jefferson County Leadership and East Tennessee Leadership programs, is a member of Carson-Newman’s Women of Vision and is currently the Family Services Manager for the Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity.

“I decided to seek another term on the School Board because I believe in quality education for every student and a positive work environment for employees. I bring continuity to the relationship between the new Director of Schools and the School Board. I also know the value of presenting a balanced budget to the County Commission and am happy to say that we have accomplished that goal for the past four budget cycles. It has been an honor and privilege to represent the people of the First District on the Jefferson County School Board. I ask for the opportunity to continue that service and humbly ask for your vote as School Board Representative for the First District.”

Early voting begins July 13, 2018 and Election Day is August 2, 2018. You can follow Anne Marie Potts on her Facebook page Anne Marie for School Board or contact her via email at