Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
CHEROKEE COUNTY —
Tammy Blair, of Bullard, has filed an application for a position on the Republican Primary ballot for March 4, 2014.
Blair, a lifelong Republican and veteran political activist, is a candidate for Cherokee County Judge.
The County Judge is the presiding officer of the County Commissioners Court. The duties of the County Judge include the adoption and administration of a budget and the assessment and collection of property taxes from the citizenry to pay for the services funded in the budget. The Cherokee County Judge must provide that the operations of the County are within the means of tax revenues. Blair has worked for Smith Tank & Equipment Company in Tyler since 1998 and as Vice President/Chief Financial Officer since 2002. She also has experience as Director of Clinical Services for Kilgore Crisis Center and Caseworker for the East Texas Crisis Center while in graduate school. Her business and management experience will be an asset to the position of County Judge.
On the political front, Blair was one of the original founders of the Tyler Tea Party. Her duties there included scheduling meetings, arranging speakers and educational events, planning rallies, fund-raising, website management and networking with activists from all over Texas. She is still a member of numerous Tea Party and Grassroots groups in Texas. She has been trained by Constitution Ambassadors and Ten Boom Institute (Principles of Liberty). Tammy Blair has a strong commitment to preserving the Rule of Law and the principles embodied in the Constitution.
In addition, as a strong believer in term limits, Blair challenged Senator Robert Nichols in the 2012 Republican Primary. She began an exploratory campaign earlier this year for the same Senate seat, which ended when she sustained a physical injury late this last summer. When it became apparent that the physical challenges surrounding a campaign in 19 counties wouldn’t be possible, she decided to bow out. It was then that she was approached to challenge long-time County Judge Chris Davis. According to Blair “Twelve years is long enough for anybody. Our founders believed that rotation of those in office was absolutely necessary to the maintenance of our liberty. Part of the Patriot’s duty is to line up a series of candidates for any given political office, elect them for one or two terms and then bring them home and send the next one”. She continues “I’m just doing my part as an active and informed citizen. Now it’s up to the people of Cherokee County to do theirs. It’s time for a fresh start”.
For more information about Blair’s experience and philosophy, please visit her website at www.texansforblair.com, or on Facebook at TexansForBlair.