Election 2022: Jefferson County

Meet the candidates in Jefferson County.
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Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:04 PM EDT
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Mark Potts

Race: County Mayor

Party: Republican

Address: Jefferson County

Profession: Current Jefferson County Mayor

Mark Potts Jefferson County Mayor
Mark Potts Jefferson County Mayor(Jefferson County)

Biography: Mark Potts has deep roots in Jefferson County. Potts’ family is a First Family of Tennessee and his mother Betty, who turned 100 last October, is pretty confident that the family farm is at least a Century Farm. Potts, his wife, Heidi, and their children are proud to call Jefferson County their home.

Potts currently serves as Jefferson County Mayor. He was first elected in 2018 and has since strived to make Jefferson County the best county it can be by promoting business, industry, tourism and employment in our area.

Prior to his election to county mayor, Potts served as the Jefferson City Mayor as well as a City Councilman for Jefferson City. He also worked as a paramedic and supervisor for Jefferson County EMS for 21 years, caring for our citizens.

Potts has built the relationships necessary to promote our Jefferson County on federal, state and local levels. He is a firm believer that there is no better place to live, work or visit than our county.

James Wolz

James Wolz
James Wolz(James Wolz)

Race: County Mayor

Party: Independent

Biography: Wolz is from St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Full Sail University, Liberty University and Tusculum College. After school, he worked in customer service as phone support at the Whirlpool corporation and in debt collections on mortgages. If elected, Wolz wants to bring business to Jefferson County to stimulate the economy. He also says he wants to bring in people and grow the population. For the residents who are already here, he says he will bring more activities for kids like water pads and parks. Also, he wants to start programs like mayor for a day that introduces children to city government. Wolz is married with five children.

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