Dunn seeking re-election to council

Published 9:51 pm Monday, May 21, 2012

Charlie “Sarge” Dunn Sr. has announced his plan to seek re-election to the Troy City Council for District 1.

The open election is Aug. 28.

Dunn is a native of Pike County and a retired veteran of 22 years. He served two tours in Germany, two tours in Japan and also served in Korea and Vietnam while he was in the U.S. Army.

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Dunn has been married to his wife Eunice Blair Dunn for more than 39 years. Together they have five children: Lillie M. Dunn Clarks; Gregory D. Dunn, retired U.S. Navy; Charles L. Dunn, retired U.S. Army; Charlie L. Dunn, Jr., four-year veteran; Yolanda K. Dunn Evans, U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

He is a member of the Beulah Hill Baptist Church of Banks, where he serves on the deacon board.

“For the past eight years I have served the city council and District 1,” he said. “I have worked diligently to make the City of Troy a better place to live. I have worked with the local law enforcement to keep down crime in our community.”

Dunn has also served as chairman of the Public Works Department.

“I was able to get new equipment so that our streets would be better maintained,” he said. “I am also proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of a good team working the mayor and the other council people to bring new industry to the City of Troy.”

Dunn is pleased to have worked with city officials to attract CGI and Golden Boy and to expand Sikorsky. He was also part of creating state-of-the-art recreation facilities for the community, improving Washington Street Park, working toward a new city library and senior center and beginning construction for a new Public Works Department facility.

Dunn cited his commitment to service in seeking re-election.

“The eight years I have been on the city council I have only missed seven council meetings, at least four of those were due to being out of town on city business. I have returned every phone call and addressed every concern that was brought to my attention from the citizens of Troy, no matter what district they reside in.”

Dunn pledged to continue that commitment.

“If the citizens of District 1 would allow me to serve four more years, I would continue to represent them to the best of my ability. I am fully retired. My only obligation is God, country and the citizens of Troy. Therefore, I have plenty of time to take care of the concerns of the citizens of Troy.”

Candidate Charlie “Sarge” Dunn Sr. submitted this information.