Tandy Dunn, a native of Beaufort County, has announced that he is running for the position of County Commissioner in the upcoming elections. Tandy is running on the Republican Party ticket as a conservative.
Born in Washington, Tandy attended elementary school in Chocowinity and graduated from Bath High School. He then furthered his education at Chowan College where he earned an Associate's Degree in Graphic Arts. He later attended East Carolina University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, and a Master's of Science in Occupational Safety. Tandy is married to the former Juanita Rogerson and they reside in the Wharton Station area of Beaufort County.
Tandy has shown a commitment to public service at many levels for almost forty years. He served as an EMT and police officer for several years before joining the United States Air Force. He was a Security Police Security Specialist and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Tandy was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base where he was a member of the Emergency Services Team (SWAT). He was actively involved in the Boy Scout troop on base, and was an assistant baseball coach.
Tandy is a member of the Clarks Neck Fire and Rescue Department where he is a certified Fire Fighter II. He also serves on the department's Board of Directors and is the Secretary for the department. Tandy also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Beaufort County Fire Association.
Tandy spent over seventeen years in Law Enforcement. He worked for the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office as a jailer and as a deputy. He also worked for the Washington Police Department as a patrol officer. Tandy has been a Basic Law Enforcement Instructor since 1987 and currently teaches the First Responder and the Hazardous Materials and Explosives blocks of training.
Tandy is the Director of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs at Coastal AgroBusiness in Greenville. Coastal has over twenty locations, including one in Pantego. Tandy is responsible for the compliance with government agencies, including the EPA, Department of Agriculture, OSHA, and the Department of Revenue.
When asked why he was running for County Commissioner Tandy had this to say, "We need to elect someone to the position of County Commissioner who will stop the wasteful spending and cut funding to useless projects. Our tax dollars need to be spent for the betterment of all of our citizens.
I am a native of Beaufort County. I am not some transplant from out of state or out of the area that doesn't know our County. I want to be a voice for the CITIZENS of our county. I think we can do better than what we are doing now and want to work to make Beaufort County the best it can be.
We need to bring in good businesses to the county that pay a decent salary. Our county deserves good, meaningful jobs for our citizens. We need to re-look at the Economic Development program to determine if it is working for the best interests of our citizens.
There needs to be transparency in what we do as the stewards of the county. If a citizen has questions they need to be able to readily find the answers. For example, our County Ordinances are not available anywhere. As a citizen you should be able to go to one spot and see what the ordinance is that applies to your issue. There is a Solar Facility Ordinance but you will not find it anywhere. There is a Planning Board Ordinance but you cannot find anywhere who is on the board.
I am not going to be your typical County Commissioner. I want to work for you, the citizens of Beaufort County, and not special interest groups."
Tandy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit me online at www.electtandydunn.com