January 15th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Longtime TDOT supervisor seeks county roads post


Photo by Brandon Hicks

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Roger Colbaugh is running for roads superintendent.

Roger L. Colbaugh is a seasoned roads supervisor and he hopes to bring that expertise to Carter County’s Highway Department.

Colbaugh announced his bid for the Carter County Roads Superintendent position on Tuesday.

A native of Carter County, Colbaugh graduated from Unaka High School in 1966.

“I love living in Carter County,” he said. “I think it’s a great county because of the mountains, farmland, lakes and state parks. It’s a great place to live.”

Altogether, Colbaugh has 40 years experience in the field in which he seeks to be elected.

“I’m very familiar with the job of a superintendent,” he said. “I want to serve the people of Carter County as roads superintendent because that’s what I know how to do. I know I can do this job and that’s my motivation.”

From 1969 to 1993, Colbaugh worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as the senior inspector and operations specialist.

“I actually helped build Interstate 81, 26 and several U.S. Highways like 11-E and 19-E,” Colbaugh said.

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