Pledges to bring Integrity, Public Service Experience, Sound Judgment, and Knowledge to the Office

Lewis Ridenour, a lifelong native of Anderson County, declares his candidacy for Circuit Court Clerk. Ridenour currently resides in Andersonville, along with his wife of 25 years, Pam. Ridenour is employed as a police officer with The City of Oak Ridge and is a former Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy.

Ridenour has served with The Oak Ridge Police Department since 2008. His current assignment for the past 7 years is as Liaison to the Department of Energy (DOE). Prior to working for The City of Oak Ridge , Ridenour served with The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. Ridenour served as a reserve Deputy, Corrections Officer, and eventually advancing to the rank of Chief Deputy. In the role of Chief Deputy, he oversaw daily operations for the nearly 170 employee organization. He has undergone extensive background investigations and holds two current security clearances. He has served on numerous boards and committees and currently serves on both The Anderson County Conservation Board and the non-profit Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue Board.

“I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk. During my nearly 30 years of service to the citizens of Anderson County, I have gained an understanding of the complexities of City and County government including its capabilities and limitations.”

“The Circuit Court Clerk ensures the efficient operations of State courts by maintaining dockets and records and handling administrative matters. More importantly, the position serves as a good will ambassador to the public. I believe I am the better choice to be your next Circuit Court Clerk, while continuing my public service. Not as a career politician, but as a career public servant with a proven record of accomplishments.”

“As an advocate of term limits, if elected, I commit to a two term-limit. In doing so, it safeguards public service from those who seek to exploit it for personal gain.”

“My experience as an administrator and working within our state courts, while prosecuting hundreds of my cases , has garnered me familiarity and knowledge of the operations of The Clerk’s Office, as well as the shortcomings, particularly that experienced by law enforcement. Knowing firsthand the burden placed on law enforcement and their respective agencies, I pledge to make the process easier for all involved parties. This is not a new concept, and in fact, was listed as a “key goal” nearly four years ago by the incumbent Clerk. If elected, I will fulfill that promise and create probable cause clerks to be available to our area law enforcement agencies at all times.”

“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens and tackling challenges”

Mr. Ridenour will be running in the 2022 Republican Primary, which will be held May 3rd, 2022. Early voting for the May 3rd primary begins April 13, 2022.

For more information on Mr. Ridenour, please visit www.facebook.com/RidenourforCircuitCourtClerk

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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