Sparta resident Paul Sherrell has announced his candidacy for state representative in the 43rd District, which covers Grundy, Warren, and White counties.
“I was born and raised on a farm in White County, Tennessee. I currently reside in Sparta. I graduated from White County High School in 1977 and from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in 1993,” Sherrell said in his announcement.
He is married to Miranda Singleton Sherrell. They have two children, Marlie and husband Dylan, and Lee, who attends White County Middle School.
Sherrell has been employed in various fields. He has been a former licensed realtor, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, industrial employee, police officer and former owner/operator of an automotive parts store.
“I am currently self-employed with my wife in a real estate business,” said Sherrell.
He also works with his brothers on the family farm and pledges he will work to represent farmers.
“As a member of the National Rifle Association and the Tennessee Firearms Association, I strongly support the right to bear arms,” Sherrell said. “As a candidate, I will promote Christian values and conservative morals within our district, counties, schools, and homes in order to protect all citizens from liberal actions. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ and keep the verse John 3:16 close to my heart. I want to support economic and community development while enhancing the service of community volunteers.”
Sherrell noted he will work to promote the best educational opportunities by working with teachers, students, and all supporting staff within the public school systems. As a former police officer, promoting law enforcement will be another priority.
“I will be available to represent the voices of my constituents,” Sherrell promised. “I am asking for your prayers, your support, and your vote on Aug. 4.”
He can be reached at (931) 935-8488.