With just two days left for candidates to submit qualifying papers for the upcoming Cumberland County Mayor’s race, Crossville City Councilman Danny Wyatt has announced he will run for the County Mayor’s office.  Wyatt, who has served as City Councilman for the last eight years including one term as Mayor protem, told CNF that he had been considering the run for several months.  Wyatt said it wasn’t until he had been contacted by several citizens asking him to run that he made the final decision.  Wyatt has been a local business owner for three decades along with serving on the Council.  Wyatt told us that he feels he possesses the business experience and political savvy needed to lead the county.  He said “I have the connections to get things done for Cumberland County and the business background to make sure we are fiscally responsible. Furthermore, I feel I have the maturity needed to lead the county.  I want to make Cumberland county proactive for the future and not be idle when there are many good things we can bring to our citizens.”   The other candidates thus far for County Mayor include: Allen Foster -Assistant Director of Networking at Roane State Community College,  Tim Claflin – Jail Administrator at Cumberland Co Justice Center,  J.C. Hancock – Crossville Police Detective , Doug Scarlett – Chef/Owner of Scarlett’s Catering,  Randal Kidwell – Environmental consultant and independent candidate Sandy Davis.  All, except Davis,  are running on the Republican ticket.  There hasn’t been a Democrat candidate announce yet.


To the citizens of Cumberland County. After a great deal of thought, prayer and discussion with my family and friends, I have decided to accept the challenge of becoming a candidate for Cumberland County Mayor.  I feel my experience of serving four years as a Crossville City Council member and four years as Mayor pro tem will help me steer the County into a positive direction for the challenges we face ahead.  I’ve been a businessman in Cumberland County most of my life and will bring my conservative values to the office of County Mayor.  Furthermore, I would like to assure the citizens of Crossville that I will continue to work hard for you throughout the year as I finish out my term on the Council.