3-way race in Anderson County for mayor's office

3-way race in Anderson County for mayor's office

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Mayor Terry Frank Mayor Terry Frank
Jim Hackworth Jim Hackworth
Bradley Rickett Bradley Rickett

By CAMERON TAYLOR
6 News Reporter

CLINTON (WATE) - Current Anderson County mayor Republican Terry Frank is being challenged by Democrat Jim Hackworth and independent Bradley Rickett for the office.

It's a full race this time around with three people running for the position. Only one of the candidates ran for the position two years ago.

Incumbent Mayor Terry Frank says she's hoping to continue what she started two years ago. She won her position in a special election and is hoping her record gives her another four years.

"I've promised the voters and the taxpayers of Anderson County that I would protect them from higher taxes; I kept my promise. I promised I would deliver government that is more customer focused, more friendly; I've done that," said Frank.

Some like Democratic candidate Jim Hackworth believe they can do a better job. Hackworth touts his experience as a county commissioner and state representative for why he's qualified.

"I spent a number of years working with Milton Hill Industrial Development and other groups to bring jobs to Anderson County, and I have a track record of bringing thousands of jobs here during my tenure," said Hackworth.

Independent candidate, Bradley Rickett says both political parties aren't fit for the position.

"It's not the good old boys' system or anything else. It's the simple fact that I want to do the best job I can to help people have a better life in Anderson County."

If Mayor Frank is re-elected, she says she'd like to bring in more jobs to the area and encourage more people to live in Anderson County. The other two candidates say they'd like to have more stability in the Anderson County government.

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