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Rogers announces run for 7th District Commissioner
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Having lived most of my life in Warren County, I decided it was time for me, Susan Rogers, to run for County Commissioner.

As our late President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” I had long expressed my views on various topics that affected our county, country and the world at large, so I decided to get out there and actually do something. That is why I am seeking the office for 7th District Commissioner of Warren County.

I still live on the same farm my parents, M.T. and Mary Rogers, brought me home to from the hospital so many years ago. My father was a decorated veteran of World War II and was a small business owner. He operated a sawmill in the Leesburg community.

My mother had the hardest job. She stayed at home and raised six children. I have three sisters, Rosalind, Ellen and Jo, along with two brothers, Raymond and Leslie. Education was important in our home. I began my education at the historic Campaign school.

From there, it was on the road to Northside, Eastside, Southside and then on to the WCJH. I graduated from WCHS in 1976 in the top 10 percent of my class. I attended MTSU majoring in industrial management technology with a minor in psychology.

While I attended MTSU, I worked to help support my education as so many students have done. I worked three summers at Oster and in 1977, I went to work for Spartan Food Systems (Hardee’s). I was employed with them for 10 years working every position they offered. I was the general manager at the Crossville, Livingston and McMinnville units.

While at Hardee’s, I was responsible for making and keeping budgets, hiring and training employees, inventory and the opening of new units. I left Hardee’s in 1987 after my marriage to David Williams. With his love and support, I was able to fulfill my dream of owning a record shop. On Oct. 31, 1987, we opened Wizard’s Records (named after our black cat that David had rescued on Halloween 1985). Due to the advances that were being made in computer technology, it was no longer profitable to operate the business. At that time, I began working full time with David at Northside Video and we are still there today.

I live in a wonderful district. I may be prejudiced, but for me the 7th District is a beautiful community with a lot to offer. We have Eastside Elementary, Rock Island State Park and the boutiques that have opened. We have several nice residential areas and several opportunities for employment. But above all, we have wonderful people who make up the 7th District. The people are the heart and soul of a community and a county, but the children are our future.

I am asking for your vote during early voting or on Tuesday, May 1 and let me put my experience to work for you to build a better 7th District and a better Warren County.