Wade Inmon vies for county commission District 4
When Wade Inmon thinks about why he wants to serve on the Franklin County Commission, one thought comes to mind: to bring change to District 4.
“I would like to be a voice for the people in my district. I personally feel that District 4 has not had the leadership that it needs,” he said. “I believe that I bring a different approach than most.”
Inmon will face off with William David “Opie” Hester in the primary and said he brings a few qualities to the table that his opponent doesn’t. “I am slightly younger than my opponent,” he said. “I understand that the decisions we make today will affect the future of our children and grandchildren here in Franklin County. I am a people person, and I will listen to all the concerns that everyone has. I am the kind of person that will search to find a way to help people. I won’t just give up.”
When it comes to the skills that make him the man for the job, Inmon highlighted his ability to listen and help people.
“Since this is my first time to run for political office, I know that I have a lot of things to learn regarding politics and our local government, but I feel that I have the ability to learn and do research to do the best job possible,” Inmon said.
Issues Inmon hopes to tackle if elected include increasing sheriff’s deputies in the county and positively impacting county roads – particularly secondary road in his district that “have been forgotten about for years.”
“Both of these two things will cost money, and if elected, I will do everything I can to see that these things are done,” he said. “I will do the necessary research to find grants/funding that can help the county pay for necessary road repairs and add more staff to the sheriff’s department.”
There is an old saying, Inmon said, that will punctuate his service as a county commissioner: “Say what you mean and do what you say.” “That is the key to succeeding in this role,” he said. “So many times people tell you what they think you want to hear. I am the type person that I mean and do what I say. I want the residents of Franklin County to know that I am there for them. I want to be their voice.”
Inmon’s favorite thing about Franklin County is the people, who he said are always willing to lend a helping hand to their neighbors.
Inmon is married to Gina Inmon. He has one son, Holden Inmon, and two step-sons, Caleb Hairston, who is married to Courtney, and Jordan Smith, who is married to Ragan. His two grandchildren are Caden and Caroline Hairston.
Inmon’s occupation is Teamster Local 402 – Truck Driver for TVA. A member of Vina Baptist Church, Inmon also attends New Union Missionary Baptist Church. He has been a volunteer coach for youth sports leagues for five years, and he enjoys coaching and mentoring youth through sports programs.
He encouraged people to visit his Facebook, Elect Wade Inmon, District 4 County Commission.