With only 2-days left to qualify for the May Primary Election, a prominent Crossville official has thrown his hat into the ring for Cumberland County Mayor. Crossville City Council Member Danny Wyatt picked up qualifying papers to run for the office Monday. He has until Thursday, Feb. 15 at 12 Noon to turn them in to the office of the Election Commission. In a press release provided to 1057News, Mr. Wyatt said:
“To the citizens of Cumberland County. After a great deal of thought, prayer and discussion with my family and friends, I have decided to accept the challenge of becoming a candidate for Cumberland County Mayor. I feel my experience of serving four years as a Crossville City Council member and four years as Mayor pro tem will help me steer the County into a positive direction for the challenges we face ahead. I’ve been a businessman in Cumberland County most of my life and will bring my conservative values to the office of County Mayor. Furthermore, I would like to assure the citizens of Crossville that I will continue to work hard for you throughout the year as I finish out my term on the Council.”
Wyatt joins a crowded ballot running for the position of Mayor of Cumberland County. Those that have qualified for the race include Tim Claflin, Allen Foster, JC Hancock, Randall Kidwell, and Doug Scarlett. Ligue Wisdom has also taken out a petition to run but at the time of this report, he had not qualified.