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Massey seeks Dist. 3 seat on county commission

Published 11:05pm Friday, October 5, 2012

Rayburn Massey has announced his intentions to seek the District 3 seat on the Franklin County Commission.

Massey was born and raised in Franklin County and is a graduate of Belgreen High School. After graduation he immediately entered the workforce.

“I worked for Monsanto/Solutia Chemical Company for 36 years. I am currently retired. While employed with Monsanto/Solutia I was able to further my education by obtaining a certificate of diploma in Industrial Electronics from Calhoun Community College. In addition I attended Hamilton Technical College and received an FAA license for airframe and power plant maintenance.’

During his 36 years of employment, Massey worked as a chemical production operator and through his education, he was able to advance to the Maintenance Department as a Mechanic and then later became a member of management in the position of Shift Foreman. He retired as Department Supervisor, where he managed 60 employees and an annual budget.

“I managed a $35 million expansion project in my area and the project was completed on time and within the budget. I feel my experience working with different departments and managing budgets would be an asset to the citizens of Franklin County.”

Massey has been married for 45 years to Brenda Stepp Massey from Red Bay. The couple has two children and four grandchildren.

“Our daughter, Crista Massey Madden and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Kody and Darby Madden, and our son, Jeff Massey, and his wife, Tara Duboise Massey, have two children, Madelyn and Reagan Massey.

“One of the reasons that I would like to serve all the citizens of Franklin County is because I want our county to continue to be a great place to raise families. I believe the future of our county depends upon our ability to promote economic growth and support our existing businesses. Of course good education is the foundation of success and if elected it will be a priority to continue to support and promote education.

“I would love to have the opportunity to work together with the other commissioners, elected officials and department heads to make tough decisions to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Franklin County.

There are three things that I can promise you if I am elected as Franklin County Commissioner District 3. I will be hard working, honest and dependable. I respectfully ask for your vote and support on Nov. 6, 2012.”


















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