Carroll candidate for Highway Commissioner
June 18, 2020
Richie Carroll recently announced he is a candidate for the office of Highway Commissioner in the August 6, 2020 election.
"My name is Richie Carroll and I want nothing more than to serve Lewis County, my hometown, my community, and the birthplace of my family, as Highway Commissioner.
"As a native to Lewis County, I graduated from Lewis County High School (GO Panthers!) in 1991 and played football under Bobby Sharp and Benny Pace. Shortly after in 1992, I joined the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1996 after serving two tours in Iraq.
"Once back in the states, I began my career in highway construction and maintenance, and have now spent the last 25 years of my life dedicated to this profession. It was through hard work and the drive to serve my community that I grew from a laborer to a skilled Highway Superintendent. Now, as a Highway Superintendent, I manage 25-100 employees on a daily basis, focusing on meeting timelines, budgets, and managing the logistics associated with highway jobs ranging from $100,000 to $100,000,000.
"I would not be where I am today in my career without the love and support of my family. My mother, Nancy Brackeen Carroll Tucker, and father, Jimmy (Barney) Lee Carroll, are lifetime residents of Lewis County. Crowell's Cabinet Shop, owned by my Uncle Donald and Dorothy Crowell, along with Master Carpenter W.B. Brackeen, has been a staple in the community for over 75 years.
"I find great pride in what my family has done for Lewis County over the years and I am determined to bring that same value, and more, to Lewis County today. In this election year for Highway Commissioner, I ask for your vote so that together we can bring the utmost in quality to our beloved county. I promise you that if I am elected Highway Commissioner, I will draw from the blood, sweat, and tears that my family poured into Lewis County on a daily basis in order to improve the community we all know and love.
"This is my home. This is our home.
"And it is because of my deep connection to this county that I would consider it the highest honor to be your Highway Commissioner."