Candidate Gary Allen Binkley
Editor’s Note: We asked all of the candidates running for the TN House of Representatives District 78 seat. Candidate Gary Allen Binkley was the first candidate to respond.
I write today to announce my candidacy for District 78 seat of the Tennessee House of Representatives. My decision to seek this position was made after much thought and discussion with family, friends and business leaders. I have the education, work history and community involvement which qualifies me for this leadership role.
My formal education includes an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering from Area Vocational School, Bachelors of Science in Education and a Master’s of Science in Management from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
My work experience includes working in manufacturing for 12 years, Associate Professor at Nashville State Community college for 14 years and as the Executive Director of the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce for 6 years. I am a license commercial and residential contractor, Automation Engineering Consultant and a business owner in Ashland City.
My community involvement over the last 25 years includes youth sport coach, Ashland City parks and recreation board, Commissioner of baseball and junior pro football, Chairman of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, Ashland City Lions, Kiwanis and Civitan Clubs, Graduate of Leadership Cheatham County, Cheatham County Fair Board, Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Industrial Development Board, Ashland City/Cheatham County Port Authority, organized and served as Chairman of the Cheatham County Republican party, and I was elected to the Cheatham County Commission where I served on the Education, Calendar Rules and Nominating, Road and Bridge, Capital Improvements and Agriculture committees.
As your State Representative I will work to build relationships with all state government departments so that if any citizen, city or county government requires assistance from a government agency I will be able to help resolve that issue for them. I am a hard worker with common sense, very conservative, semi-retired with the time to serve the citizens of the 78th district.