CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – John “JM” Genis has announced that he is running for election to the Montgomery County Commission, District 2.
Genis retired from the military in 1995 as the law enforcement command sergeant major at Fort Campbell. He held various law enforcement positions with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and served as Chief of Police for the Army Civilian Police Department at Fort Campbell.
He has taught full time for the past 12 years as a senior instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology/criminal justice, a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in Jurisprudence from Nashville Law School.
Genis served 11 years as County Commissioner of District 9 before moving to the south side of the county. He has served on committees for Emergency Medical Services, School Board, Parks and Recreation, Airport Authority and Legislative Liaison.
“I originally wanted to be commissioner to know where every penny of our taxpayers’ money was spent and, I was sure, wasted. During the 11 years as commissioner of District 9, I worked with mayors, department heads to include county oversight committees and I found where there was a wiser and less expensive method of accomplishing their mission.Managers adopted recommendations and suggestions for budget savings.
“I look forward to returning to continue the search for waste or frivolous spending ideas and to support each county department as they provide the best service within their allocated budget.”
Genis operates as an independent in District 2, which covers portions of St. Bethlehem and Sango, both sides of the Red River, and both sides of Interstate 24, extending approximately from Dunbar Cave Road to the Memorial Drive area.
Genis and his wife, Phebe Bo Proctor-Genis, have a 13-year-old daughter, five adult children and five grandchildren.
Information from the John Genis campaign.
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