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Marlowe seeking District 22 seat
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wendell Marlowe announces his candidacy for District 22 County Commissioner

Wilson County Tennessee has been my home for most of my 58 years.  I’ve been employed by the Wilson County School system since 1978, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.  My current is Principal at West Wilson Middle School.

I served as District 1 County Commissioner for 14 years and in District 22 for the past four years.  I have been given the opportunity to be a member of several committees such as Budget, legislative, Education, Health and Welfare, Rules, Insurance, Minutes, and Steering.

My Educational Degree was earned from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Master’s in School Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.  I’m married to Sheila Smithson Marlowe; we have two sons, Patrick and Josh, and one grandson, Jordan.  We are long time members of Hermitage Church of the Nazarene.

Even with the uncertainties of our challenging economic times, we must embrace the current and future needs of our county.  We must utilize sound financial reasoning and a common sense approach as we explore the possibilities that may sometimes seem beyond our grasp.

With enthusiasm and confidence, county officials must develop a vision for the future that includes a five and ten your plan, with goals and objectives that reflect the needs of our county.  Most importantly, we must develop a strategy to address those needs.

Wilson County Government is not an island unto itself.  We are made up of different municipalities that have unique characteristics, with distinct and diverse needs, who can provide meaningful contributions to County Government.  We are also a small part of regional, state and federal agencies.  To be successful, we must be cooperatively involved with those around us. 

Our political process must be an open and transparent operation to insure that our actions protects and preserves the rights of all citizens.  I look forward to being involved with county officials that demonstrates old virtues like self-reliance, civic commitment, and concern for one another.  

With 35 years experience in Public Education, 27 of those years in School Administration, 18 years as a County Commissioner, and the compassion I have for others, will permit me to be the best person to represent those who live in District 22.  I am eager to continue working with what concerns you the most and to resume my fight to improve economic development, schools, and public safety for all of Wilson County.