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Former commissioner joins Griffin's team

Henderson County Board of Commissioners candidate Tim Griffin on Friday night announced the formation of his campaign committee, including former commissioner Don Ward as the head of his steering committee.


In a news release he sent by email Friday night, Griffin announced a campaign chair who later withdrew because of a potential business conflict.

The committee includes treasurer Debi Ward, a retired human resource specialist with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, and steering committee chair Don Ward, a former county commissioner and owner of Ward's Tractor. Other members include Charles Thomas, lifelong educator and school administrator in three states; Marci Molton, educator for many years in Henderson County; Steve "Boulder " Dalton, a local farmer and manufacturing supervisor; Chad Simpson, physical therapist and youth athletics coach for many years; and Jonathon "Tank" Tankersley, Henderson County deputy and longtime SRO and DARE officer.

"The team has 25-plus members and is growing daily," Griffin, a Sheriff's Department lieutenant who plans to retire in May, said in a news release. "My campaign team is very diverse, but we have the same goal. Do what is best for Henderson County. I ask for your support and your vote so we can satisfy the needs of many instead of the wants of a few!"
Griffin is running for the District 4 seat held by Tommy Thompson.