Maddox Announces Bid for State House


July 16, 2012

Dresden – Mark Maddox announced today that he is a candidate for State Representative. Mark is a Dresden native and currently serves as the Technology Coordinator for Weakley County Schools. He and his wife, Kerri, have been married for 20 years and have three children. Kerri is the K-5 School Counselor at Gleason School and serves as the Education Edge Coordinator for Weakley County Schools. Seventh Grader Meyer Blaine attends Dresden Middle School. Molly Shannon, a Fourth Grader, and Mark Lee II, a Second Grader, both attend Dresden Elementary School.

Mark graduated from Dresden High School and worked as a computer programmer before beginning his career in education that has lasted 27 years so far. He has been a math teacher, a principal, and an instructional supervisor. Mark’s dad, Sam, lives in Arkansas while Mark’s mom, Bonnie Jones, is a retired Dresden High School Cafeteria Manager living in Dresden.

Mark served the people of the 76th Tennessee House District for seven terms following Ned McWherter and Roy Herron. He championed sound and fully funded public education, quality of life for the developmentally and intellectually disabled, and dignity for our elderly. His ideas brought more funding to ag enhancement grants for farmers, encouraged broadband access for small businesses to grow and easier access to funds for industrial recruitment.

“My goal is to end our legislature’s focus on political parties turning it to what’s best for Tennesseans. We need an educated work force and a strong economic development department armed with the tools necessary to recruit good-paying jobs into our rural area. We can’t win in this economic environment if we don’t work together. I know how to work well with others to make good things happen,” Maddox stated.

He continued, “I will keep people informed about what is happening in Nashville by coming back home and meeting with them. I respectfully ask for your vote and support.”