Lee Chase, County Commissioner for the 9th District [newly created] has announced his bid for re-election to a third commission term. Chase cites his experience and leadership qualities as the basis for meriting consideration for a third term. “With the commission size being reduced from 25 to 15 members, plus having a new mayor for the first time in 8 years, experience and leadership in the commission will be vital to sustaining Washington County’s progress.”
Chase has previously served as vice-chair of the commission, chair of the Education Committee, Committee on Committees, and currently serves as chair of the Rules Committee as well as a member of the Health, Education and Welfare Committee.
On a state basis, he has been active in the Tennessee County Commissioner’s Association having served as Regional Vice President for the East Region, Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee as well as a board member for the past 3 years.
Locally, Chase cites his work as a board member [previously] for Central Baptist Church (Chair 1997), Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City Kiwanis Club (President 1997) and currently for Johnson City/Washington County Boys and Girls Club, Eastern 8 Community Development Corporation (Vice-Chair) and the Johnson City Development Authority.
“I was born in the district and have resided here for the past 39 years. I was married [Central Baptist]; our children were educated [Northside Elementary]; associated with a family business [Bed-in-a-Box.com] and worked [Dawn of Hope, Inc.] for 33 years – all in the district.
“The 9th district is my home and I highly value the opportunity to represent our great community in the county commission.”
Additional information can be found at Chase4WC.com