Wetzel a candidate for Carter County Trustee
Published 4:05 pm Thursday, April 7, 2022
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Andy Wetzel, a lifelong resident of Carter County, is running for Carter County Trustee. He graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1989, where he played three sports: football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from ETSU in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
He taught and coached for a year where he obtained valuable knowledge in his future careers from his education. While teaching was gratifying, he quickly realized his leadership abilities were to serve the entire community he lived in.
Wetzel and his family are members of Calvary Baptist where he served as a Church Deacon, Youth Leader, and Money Counter. Wetzel has attended Calvary for 45 years.
He and his wife Jenny of 28 years, purchased the Stateline Drive-In theater in 1996 and the theater is in its 75th year of entertaining the people of Carter County. The Wetzels have grown the theater into a vital part of this community. He has upgraded the theater, installing a state-of-the-art digital projector in 2014.
In 1992 Wetzel joined the United States Marines Corps. He retired after a 27-1/2-year career that included two tours of active duty in Iraq. The Wetzels have three grown sons who have all followed their father into the Marines.
In 1998 Wetzel joined the Elizabethton Fire Department where he is currently employed. He is the Green Shift Battalion Chief supervising nine firefighters. He has been promoted above his peers in both the Fire Service and the Marines.
He is also the commander of the Elizabethton Post 2166 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW Post was in jeopardy of leaving this great and patriotic community but Wetzel along with other dedicated Veterans have brought it back to a vital part of Elizabethton and Carter County.
Other accomplishments include being a member of the Elizabethton High School Sports Hall Of Fame and a member of Elizabethton Carter County War Memorial Committee.
Wetzel is a proven leader and a dedicated public servant. He has experience, integrity, and is transparent. He said he will run the trustee’s office with proficiency and professionalism with accountability and organization being his top priorities.
“I have been in public service my whole life, teamwork is all I know. I feel I have learned a lot about local government from my profession with the fire department and I feel I have learned about the federal government from my career in the Marine Corps,” Wetzel said.
For more information about Wetzel and his family, visit Facebook at Andy Wetzel for Carter County Trustee.