Name: Monroe Gildersleeve, Jr.
Occupation : Retired from the US Army (27 years) and the Tennessee Education System.
Education: AS Occupational Studies, BS Administrative and Management Studies, MS Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Local Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is an independent, non-profit, dues-supported organization dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.
Local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families.
Family: He is married and has three children and six grandchildren.
Why did you decide to run for this office? I love living here and we need a person with strong leadership and previous experience working for county government to continue making this county the best place to live. We need to bring our county together by listening to and representing the citizens and business owners in all areas of our county. I am retired and have the time, skill and desire to be active and make a positive difference in our county on the behalf of all its citizens. I want to step-up and contribute at the next level.
What is your top goal if you are elected? “Smart Growth for a Strong Future”! I consider the most pressing issue is to balance safety, business, jobs, housing growth and improvements of our county's infrastructures in a timely manner; to make it a place people and business owners of all age groups can work and live in, and to provide the best quality of life possible.