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Kevin Parsons is seeking District Three House seat

With Johnson countian Scotty Campbell’s recent decision to step down at the end of his term as Tennessee’s Third House District Representative, long time Mountain City businessman and former Town of Mountain City Mayor, Kevin Parsons, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination for that seat. Parsons has spent two decades as a business owner and one third of his life as a public servant. He has been active in a wide variety of civic and community activities, which include past president of the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party. Parsons served as a town official for 14 years, including four as town of Mountain City mayor. He served as a director on the First Tennessee Development District and Vice Chairman of the First Tennessee Human Resources Agency. Parsons said that serving on these boards has allowed him to expand his network of fellow legislators from all across Tennessee. “When I need assistance, I won’t have to ask the question of who I call or what something is about. I will be job ready on day one,” said Parsons. “I will be a representative of the people from the third district and will not answer to the special interest groups in Nashville.”
He also went on to say, “My leadership skills, vision and experience as a successful small business owner and town mayor will allow me to work with local governments and businesses to maximize efficiency. I will work hard at improving schools, recruiting new industry, helping existing companies and businesses, and developing smart, long-term strategies.”
Parsons has a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University and has lived his entire life in Mountain City. He graduated from the University of Tennessee’s Basic Economic Development Course in 2010 and has completed the University of Tennessee’s Elected Official Academy’s I, II and III. He was a past recipient of the Tri-City Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40” class. Parsons resides in Mountain City with his wife, Ann, and children, Taylor, Zackary and Alex. Parsons owns Parsons Quickshop on Highway 421. District Three covers all of Johnson County, Roan Mountain and Hampton in Carter County and a large part of Sullivan County including Blountville and Bluff City.
During his tenure as mayor, Parsons submitted four balanced city budgets and returned over $280,000 in unspent dollars while continually looking for ways to save taxpayers’ monies. During those four years he worked to secure over four and a half million dollars in state/ federal funding for improvements to the town.
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