POLITICS: Local Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy announces run for County Commission
Chris Deal is an independent candidate for county commissioner of District 13 in Rutherford County. He has been a resident of Rutherford County for 30 years and has served the residents of Rutherford County for nearly 17 years by working for the Sheriff's Office. Deal is running for the seat that is currently held by County Commissioner Jeff Jordan who has decided not to run for office in the upcoming election.
Read the full release from Chris Deal below:
Chris Deal is an independent candidate for county commissioner of District 13 in Rutherford County. He has been a resident of Rutherford County for 30 years and has proudly served the residents of Rutherford County for nearly 17 years by working for the Sheriff's Office.
Deal earned the rank of lieutenant and Facility Coordinator for the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he supervises educational and programs designed to reduce the recidivism rate. “I want to ensure that Rutherford County is known for being innovators in education. Working inside a correctional facility, I know a quality education may make the difference between being a productive citizen as opposed to an incarcerated inmate,” Deal said. " I have three children in Rutherford County schools. I realize that a superior education is imperative to our youth becoming productive citizens of this county."
Deal believes that Rutherford County deserves the most highly trained public safety employees, including paramedics, firefighters and deputies. ”Public safety needs to be supported properly. We must provide the best training and qualifications of public safety employees who are critical in making Rutherford County safe,” Deal said. Public service employees need adequate tools and training to provide top-notch services to citizens.
“If elected, I will be honored to follow Commissioner Jeff Jordan, a commissioner I respect,” Deal said. “I am not to be influenced by any one particular party but will represent the best interests of the taxpayers." Deal credited his late grandmother Ann Deal, who helped many of the current and former politicians with her voice for Rutherford County.
Chris Deal for County Commissioner