Rallying the candidate

Supporters turn out to encourage Moon in county commission race

More than 200 people dropped by Savannah Park club house recently to support Jerome Moon in his bid to win the District 4 Seat C county commission seat.

Steve Deck said Moon is his neighbor, and he supports him for county commission. “I believe he will bring back to the commission concern for the people above his own interests,” Deck said.

Ted Flickinger said Moon is a quality person. “He’s a great guy, and he’ll do a good job. He’s done a good job at everything he has ever done. We’re fortunate to have people of his quality running for office,” Flickinger said.

David Caldwell said Moon is a Christian who believes in constitutional rights and property rights. “I believe he is the man to get Blount County headed in the right direction,” Caldwell said.

Steve Greene said Moon will do well on the county commission. “He has had his thumb on the heartbeat of Blount County for years. He will do a great job and be fiscally responsible on the commission,” Greene said.

Fred Lawson said Moon does a thorough job at anything he takes on. “He is committed to doing a good job for the citizens of Blount County,” Lawson said.

Susan Mills, Blount County Republican chair, praised Moon for the expertise he will bring to the office. “He has run a business, created jobs, and he knows what it takes to have to meet a payroll,” she said.

Stan Sharp said Moon wants to serve. “Jerome is passionate about his community,” Sharp said. “He asks our opinions about issues. He’s a truly great guy.”

Milburn Waters said he was one of the first people to encourage Moon to run. “I’m for him all the way. He’s a big supporter of this community. He helped to recruit Denso to come here, and he was on the selection committee for the new Pellissippi (State Community College) campus in Blount County,” Waters said.

Moon said he very happy with the turnout and very thankful.

“I’m humbled. I’m happy people came by. There are a number of people who asked me some good questions about why I would want to get into politics. I told them the county is moving back to conservative family values. That’s what I’ve heard the last two weeks knocking on doors,” he said. “Taxpayers want to be treated with respect.”

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