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Jimmy Haley announces bid for mayor
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McMinnville Alderman Jimmy Haley is announcing his candidacy for McMinnville mayor in the 2012 election in November.Haley was born and raised in Warren County and he and wife Katrina, who is director of technology for Warren County Schools, have a daughter, Lara Kate. He is a member of First Methodist Church.Haley is well known for his historic preservation efforts and his 34 years as a local educator. He got his bachelor’s degree from UT Knoxville and his master’s degree from Tennessee Tech, both in education with an emphasis in history and economics.He started teaching in Warren County in 1977 when he was 21 years old.Haley is halfway through his third term as a McMinnville alderman, and says he decided to run for city office in the first place because of his concern about the direction of the city.“I saw a need for the city to move forward and make some progress,” Haley said, noting several people had approached him and encouraged him to run, citing his lifetime of public service and his love of the city and community.“They said ‘You’re not in it for political reasons.