Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Hopkins County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, in the March 3, 2014, primary election.
“Today, I am very excited to announce my intentions to run for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, ” she said. “This is something that my family and I have discussed and prayed about long and hard. Ronny Glossup's retirement announcement provided mixed feelings for me. Ronny has set a great example and established undeniably huge shoes to fill. His leadership will be sorely missed, but it certainly opens up an opportunity for me to pursue a dream of continuing to serve the people of Hopkins County.
“My time as president and CEO for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce has established a true passion in me for this county and its people. I feel like the chamber is in a very stable place in its history both financially and with its events and membership,” Caddell continued. “Having accomplished my goals for the chamber, it now allows me to look to the next challenge."
Caddell said she has six years of experience directly serving the people of Hopkins County as president and chief executive officer for the chamber. Previously, she taught at Paris Junior College for eight years. She is a graduate of Oregon State University with a bachelor of science degree in communications.
Caddell said she has also served the community in a number of charitable positions over the past 13 years.
She and her husband, Jake, and their two children, Ryder and Addison, are active members of First United Methodist Church and serve in many leadership roles at their church. The family stays active in coaching and participating in youth baseball, softball, football and basketball.
Her maternal grandparents were Mike and Jewel Pribble, who produced the Mike Pribble Rodeo for 44 years in Sulphur Springs, while her paternal grandparents were Doc and Kay Williams, who established a veterinary practice on State Highway 19.
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