By Kayla Carter
Mark Blevins, 53, said he wants to become a 1st District Carter County commissioner because he deeply cares about his community — Stoney Creek.
“I was born and raised up here,” Blevins said. “I grew up in the Buladean community, but I live in the Hunter community now.”
The experiences Blevins said have prepared him for a commissioner role include the six years he has spent running his own remodeling and carpentry business as well as the 16 years he worked for Whitehead Construction, Inc.
“I was the superintendent at Whitehead,” Blevins said.
Keeping with the skills he has already acquired, Blevins said he would like the opportunity to remodel the Carter County Commission.
“I just think we need a change on the commission,” Blevins said. “I’m not saying any of them have done a bad job. I just think we need some different people.There are some commissioners that have been there for 20 years. I think it’s time we did something different.”
Blevins said there is currently too much arguing on the commission and he aims to change the atmosphere.
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