Violet Hopkins Harry has announced that she is seeking election as Fayetteville City Alderman in the November 3, election.
Ms. Harry, a native of Fayetteville, attended local schools and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in business. She was a member of the 2012 Leadership Lincoln Class and was an alderman from 2014-2018. Ms. Harry has been involved with Main Street, Carriage House Players, Friends of the Library, Farm to Table and is a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.
Ms. Harry says, “the leadership class was one of my best experiences and that is where I developed an interest in local politics as a way to give back to the community. “
Ms. Harry and her husband, Dr. Mike Harry, returned to Fayetteville in 1980 where he practiced veterinary medicine as a partner at the Fayetteville Animal Clinic for 16 years. They have one son, Reese, who attended local schools and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a PhD in Chemistry.
Ms. Harry worked for the Fayetteville City School System over 11 years and taught Adult Education in Bedford County before returning to Fayetteville to help her husband run his veterinary practice for 18 years. They sold the practice and retired two years ago.
Ms. Harry, when asked why she was running said, “I love Fayetteville and Lincoln County. I decided that I was not finished with being in city government as I see many things that need to be addressed. I think I have a lot to offer and with my experience, I can hit the ground running. Based upon what people have told me they are concerned about, my priorities are working on our deteriorating infrastructure, promoting Fayetteville and the people of our community, fiscal responsibility, budget oversight and better city management.”
“I think I can be a voice for the people and I can make a difference in our community. I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.”