Special to the Review
The Athens Review
Justice of the Peace Kelly Harris is seeking the office of Henderson County Commissioner, Precinct 4, and has filed in the March 4 Republican Primary.
Harris is a lifelong resident of the precinct on the southeast quarter of the county.
“I am the father of two sons, and they have given me two grandsons named Kolby and Brantley, which I love to spoil,” Harris said. “I have four brothers, and we all grew up in Henderson County and worked for my father.”
Harris is a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church, Athens Kiwanis Club and is a member of the Athens Masonic Lodge where he has served 20 years, twice serving as Master. He also has a long career as a business owner.
“I opened Kelly Harris Tire Shop in 1989, off State Highway 19 north,” Harris said. “I am happy to have served the county residents for more than 24 years.”
Things changed four years ago, when Harris ran his first race for public office.
“I was elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, in 2010, and have fulfilled all of my duties with pride,” Harris said. “It is my desire and commitment to continue to assist my neighbors and lifelong friends by continuing to improve the quality of life within our county. I feel with my knowledge, I can be an effective asset in improving the quality and efficiency of road construction and maintenance in Precinct 4.
Harris said he believes it’s important to maintain conservative values while adopting the county budget and tax rate.
“I also seek to aid all of the commissioners to promote economic development opportunities within our county. Growing up in a small town with all of my brothers, it was necessary to learn to communicate,” Harris said. “I plan to improve the communication between the Precinct 4 Commissioner’s Office and the residents.”
Harris said the believes in an open-door policy when in office.
“As a proud resident of Henderson County, I have always enjoyed visiting with old friends and making new ones, “ Harris said. “I feel that my success in business was a result of helping a person in need.”
Harris invites his constituents to call him anytime about matters of concern. He can be reached at 903-286-0103.
“I appreciate your time and vote,” Harris said. “A vote for Kelly Harris is a vote for Henderson County.”