COVINGTON -- District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz announced Friday afternoon that she will seek a second term.
"The past three years have been some of the most difficult in history and yet we have worked together to find solutions to challenges facing our community. The result of our working together is a stronger community. But there is still much more to do. Therefore, I would like to continue to work with you as your District 3 commissioner for another four years," Schulz said in an email announcement sent to residents of her district and local media.
"As I listen to residents around the county, the number one concern is jobs. We must continue to attract businesses to locate in Newton County and encourage our current businesses to stay strong and expand," she continued. "The role of government in this process is to provide a strong infrastructure and an environment that fosters business stability. There are many pieces to this puzzle and the only way to boost the local economy is for all of us to work together toward this goal. I will continue to work hard for the residents of District 3 as well as those throughout Newton County."
Schulz and her husband own The Oaks golf course in Porterdale. She is also employed as a family nurse practitioner at the Newton County Health Department.
She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a master's degree from Vanderbilt University.
Schulz has been involved in community service since moving to Newton County 20 years ago.
She is a past Volunteer of the Year with the Covington Family YMCA and has served as chair on the organization's board of directors.
She has also been involved with the Fairview Outdoor Learning Center; held PTO offices at Fairview and Cousins schools; and worked with the Newton High School football and baseball booster clubs.
Schulz is a member of St. Augustine Church and the mother of two children.
Schulz, a Democrat, is the first to announce a campaign for the District 3 seat. Qualifying takes place May 23-25.