DENNIS E MOLDENHAUER
COMMISSIONER 6TH DISTRICT
My name is Dennis Moldenhauer and I am asking for your support and vote on May 4th 2010 as county commissioner in the 6th District. I have been a citizen of Loudon County since 1973 and lived in the 6th District since 1988. I was born in Osseo Wisconsin and graduated from the Osseo High School in 1963. I Graduated from Eau Claire Tech, Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1965 with an Associate Degree. I spent four years in the US Air Force and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.
I am a disabled veteran and post adjutant for the American Legion, Post 70, Lenoir City, and a member of the Loudon County Honor Guard.
I am married to Jackie Harvey Hair, who was born and raised in Loudon County, a graduate of Lenoir City High School and a graduate of Knoxville Business College. She is a former employee of the K-25 Plant (Enrichment Technology), The Shaw Group, and the District Attorney Generalís Office, 9th Judicial Dist. Together, we have 6 children, 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Our children are Paula Hair Littleton, Loudon, Clay Hair, Mt. Pleasant, NC, James Hair, Lenoir City, Dennis Moldenhauer, Chattanooga, Darrin Moldenhauer, Knoxville, and Darryl Moldenhauer, Knoxville.
Having worked in government service for 33 years and a board member of Kids First-Child Advocacy Center, I have witnessed the problems associated with children who are neglected and abused. Teachers and schools can make a difference and that should be a top priority. In order to support the current staff and attract dedicated teachers, you must give them a reason to want to work in the Loudon County School System and give them the resources needed. Our children are our greatest asset. Let them know that by providing them with a decent and safe place where they spend the greater part of their lives.
Some of the decisions being made arenít necessarily what constituents want. I believe the issue of the Greenback School has gone on long enough and should be readdressed or priorities reevaluated. In a time when money is the issue, more attention must be paid to needs that are a necessity. Just because someone or some groups have made a decision doesnít mean it is the right thing to do. I realize there will be many other issues to be addressed as commissioner and I will consider the voters of Loudon County before making any decisions.
In 1975, I went to work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory teaching the Apprentice program in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. I left there in 1980 to work for the Loudon County Sheriffís Department as a deputy and Chief of Detectives. I attended and graduated from the Tennessee law Enforcement Academy in 1980, 1981, and 1983. In 2001 I began working for the District Attorney Generalís Office as Investigator and Drug Force Task Director. I retired in 2006 and presently have my own Private Investigation business.
I am not in this race to win a popularity contest. I will serve the people of Loudon County to the best of my ability and not bend to the political agenda. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns regarding this position. I can be reached by phone at 865-986-8434, or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis E. Moldenhauer
1291 Calloway Drive
Lenoir City TN 37772-5929