William Daniels is next up and from what we can tell he enjoyed being “Knoxified”. Mr. Daniels is running for Knox County Commissioner in District 4 Seat A.
1. Introduce yourself to Knoxville, who are you, and why are you running?
Hello Knox County,
I’m William Daniels a 47 year-old father of two girls, Madison 9 and EmmaLee 7 (they attend Rocky Hill Elementary School). I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Becky for 20 years this April.
We all are well aware of the raw emotions that have been created by the Sunshine Law violations of the Knox County Commission. This has created an unfortunate situation, but I believe we can be better for these developments. Knox County citizens have an opportunity to take their government back, to be involved and to make Knox County an even better place to live. I encourage you to vote and to encourage your friends and family to vote. If they’re not registered, please assist them to get registered. This will be the most important election in the last 25 years for our community. It is imperative that the successful candidate have a strong ethical background, without skeletons in their closet, they should have leadership abilities gained from progressing upward in business management, not from being appointed to positions.
I am seeking the Republican nomination for the 4th District County Commission Seat A. The 4th District seats are going to have several people running in each race. It is imperative that the voters know the candidates before they enter the polls. Thank you for the opportunity to share my credentials with you.
My education includes an MBA degree and two undergraduate business degrees, one in Marketing and one in Accounting. However, my greatest education experiences have come from actually putting my education to work in business.
I’ve had the opportunity to gain some great business experience with companies like TVA, Westinghouse, Entergy, American Electric Power, and I currently own Covenant Enterprises, Inc., Covenant Refreshment, Inc. and I’m a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker Wallace and Wallace. I’ve had as many as 250 employees under my direction and successfully managed millions of dollars. I have implemented cost control measures which saved millions of dollars for the companies in which I worked. I was the executive in charge for the development and successful launch of an international software implementation, on time and on budget. I’ve taken the previous customer satisfaction scores of 56% “SATISFIED”, help change the criteria to “CUSTOMER DELIGHT” and raised the scores to 92.9% in 16 months of my taking over that division. I strive to do everything with “excellence”. We need and deserve the same dedication in Knox County government!
Giving back to my community is a vital part of my life and something that my wife Becky and I have taught our children. I’m a Deacon, a member of the Gideons International and Powell Lodge, I have served as a Board Member for The Boys Club, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, Jaycees, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, Chamber of Commerce and as a volunteer at Rocky Hill Elementary School. I’ve also coached basketball, softball, and soccer. I also serve as the Republican Precinct Chairman for Bluegrass.
Together we can make Knox County the community we all desire it to be and it starts now with this election. I hope you will give me the opportunity to serve you. Your vote and support would be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions or comments or would like to be involved in this campaign, please call me. Thank you for your time and consideration.
2. We think it’s better knowing what not to do rather than having an extensive plan. What areas or interests would benefit Knox County not to venture into?
Brandon and Casey, asking what we shouldn’t be involved in as a County is an interesting angle.
Everyday someone in Knox County has a new “want,” something they think is the next “great thing.” This only requires two things…..time and money. County time and our money. I believe we have got to be great stewards of what we are entrusted with by the taxpayers. I think we should hold the spending of taxpayers dollars to a very high standard. We shouldn’t be involved in anything that doesn’t give the people a GREAT RETURN on their tax dollar. If a program doesn’t work then fix it or remove it! If a process is inefficient, make it efficient!
3. What 5 things could you not live without?
The 5 things I can’t live without are:
A) My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and The Bible
B) The love of my life, my wife Becky. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but equally gorgeous on the inside and a great cook!
C) My daughters, Madison and EmmaLee. They are kind and sweet and give wonderful butterfly kisses.
D) My church