More and more local residents are getting involved in local political races. With that being said, we have confirmed another new name in the race for the Rutherford County Commission.
Small business owner, JoAnne Skidmore plans to announce during a rally next Monday, September, 30th at an event hosted by Griffin Strategies held at the Rutherford County Republican Party headquarters, that she will seek election to the 15th District Commissioner seat on the Rutherford County Commission in the 2014 Republican primary.
Adam Coggin, who announced earlier this year he would vacate his commissioner position to be a candidate in the Republican primary for the Tennessee State House of Representatives in the 48th District, currently represents district 15.
“I look forward to utilizing my business experience to ensure our county remains solvent, prosperous and able to meet the needs of the residents of Rutherford County within our means,” Skidmore said. “I sincerely feel there is need for more conservative women in government,” She said.
Skidmore is self-employed and consults small businesses with an emphasis on physicians and medical practices. She has previously served as the Clinical Director and Continuing Education Coordinator for Wang Vision Institute, and as Co-Founder of the Laser MedSpa at WVI. She is a graduate of Riverdale High School, and attended Middle Tennessee State University. She holds several certifications specializing in lasers in medicine, and has held membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. She has held her licensure in insurance since 1992.
The rally is from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Republican Party HQ at 111 E. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.
More Information on Skidmore:
She serves as Chairman of the Literacy Committee for the Republican Women of Rutherford County and is a delegate to the 2013 Tennessee Federation of Republican Women Convention. She is the Executive Director of the Rutherford County Republican Party. She volunteers as a parent at John Pittard Elementary. She has coached soccer for the Murfreesboro soccer club and is a Girl Scout. She has also served as a Girl Scout Leader. She is a previous First Place winner of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Man & Woman of the Year award”, and a National Partner of Women Impacting Public Policy. She serves as a Special Assistant to the founder of the Music City Festival and BBQ Championship, which is a 501(c) 3 annual event benefitting the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project.