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Shell announces candidacy for county commission, sixth district

Kyle Shell recently announced his candidacy for Washington County Commissioner in the Aug. 3 General Election. He is a candidate from District 6.
Shell, a lifelong resident of Washington County, is a graduate of Jonesborough High School and attended East Tennessee State University.
He is the son of the late M.E. and Bethel Shell of Jonesborough. Shell was married to the late Charlotte Byrd Shell. He has one daughter, Debbie, and one granddaughter, Macy.
Shell attends Walnut Christian Church. He is Past Master of Rhea Lodge No. 47, a York Rite Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
Shell is a retired businessman and a farmer. He has served as a county commissioner for 21 years, currently serving on the Public Safety Committee, County-Owned Property Committee, Purchasing Committee, Solid Waste Committee and Regional Solid Waste Advisory Board.
He has previously served on the Welfare Committee, Public Works and Planning Committee, City-County Liaison Committee and the Jonesborough Parks and Recreation Committee.
He has served as the Chairman of the majority of these committees. In addition, he has served as the Chairman of the Budget Committee and Vice-Chairman of the County Commission.
“I will use my experience as a county commissioner as well as my experience as a business man to assist the new mayor in making the tough decisions as he leads Washington County over the next four years,” Shell said.