Commissioner candidates answer questions
by Michele Longworth
Oct 31, 2012 | 1752 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At election time, the Planet gives the candidates running for county and city offices an opportunity to respond to our candidate questionnaire.

Each candidate running for county commissioner responded to the same six questions: 1. Please list the name, address, the names of spouse and children and significant church, club or organizational affiliations; 2. Please list your educational background, stressing education or training that would help in the position for which you are running; 3. List work background, stressing experience and special training that would help the position for which you are running; 4. In 50 words or less, what do you think Massac County has done wrong in recent years?; 5. In 50 words or less, describe the biggest challenges Massac County will face in the next few years and what should be done to solve the problems.; and 6. Are there any issues you feel are important for the county to address in upcoming years?

Tim Pearcy is a candidate for Massac County commissioner on the Constitution Party and lives at 6248 New Columbia Rd., Belknap. After completing high school at Massac County, where Pearcy had the privilege of being on the state tournament Final Four baseball team of 1982, he went on to University of Tennessee at Martin to play baseball.

"There I met my beautiful wife Sherri and we have now been married for 23 years. We have four children," said Pearcy.

His oldest, Riley, 19, is attending SIU working toward a degree in aviation. He also obtained a welding certificate from Shawnee Community College and is in the National Honor Society. His oldest daughter, Emma 18, is in her second year at Shawnee Community College and is also in the National Honor Society. Both she and Riley have been on the vice presidents list for academic achievement each semester. Pearcy's youngest children, Hudson and Hope, are currently completing their home school education and plan to enroll at Shawnee like their older siblings.

"I am currently the chairman of the Constitution Party of Illinois and have been an active member since 2004. I am committed to returning government at all levels to the Constitutional boundaries our nation was founded upon. I am also a committed Christian. I have pastored churches in Illinois, Kentucky and Mississippi and am currently facilitating a congregation that meets every other week in Paducah. I am also a state certified high school government and history teacher in both Illinois and Kentucky. I take seriously the responsibility of teaching children the importance of citizenship," said Pearcy.

According to Pearcy, his degree in education prepared him to be a teacher of high school government.

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