Willie Campbell seeks re-election as First District Commissioner
Published 3:42 pm Friday, July 22, 2022
Willie Campbell is seeking re-election in the August election as First District Commissioner, a post he has held for the past nine years. Campbell was appointed commissioner upon the death of Ernest “Gebe” Ritchie, who he counted a good friend.
Campbell has worked for the Carter County Road Department for the past 45 years, serving under three road superintendents — Roy Taylor, Jack Perkins, and Roger Colbaugh. He is in charge of keeping county road signs maintained and does various other jobs such as hauling asphalt and clearing the roads in the Hunter and Stoney Creek communities of snow in the winter. His knowledge of county roads and the location of cemeteries is unmatched.
Campbell serves as assistant pastor of Moores Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He also serves as a trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, and Adult Sunday School teacher. Prior to COVID, he had a jail ministry.
He and his wife Sissy have been married for 48 years.
At Christmas, Campbell plays Santa for the kids and local nursing homes. He and his wife with the support of his church and donations from many friends have provided Christmas dinner for the jail inmates for the past 30 years.
As a commissioner he has served on many committees including Rules and Bylaws, Health and Welfare, Building and Grounds and is presently serving on the Budget and Nominating Committees. He has been involved in several road paving jobs, three bridge buildings, and one which is presently under construction at Blevins Hollow.
If re-elected, Campbell said there will be more good things coming. He vows to continue to work for and stand up for the people of the First District.