My name is Tim
Riddle and I am seeking election for the City of Trenton Police Commissioner
seat in the upcoming election on November 5, 2013.
My wife Christy
and I have been married 15 years and have two wonderful daughters. We have
lived at our current address, 12 Ashton Lane off McKaig Rd., since June of
2008. Our daughters Desirae who is 13 and in the eighth grade and Tara who is
11 and in the sixth grade are currently attending Dade Middle School.
I was raised in
Dade County and attended Northwest Georgia High School and graduated in 1992.
Since graduation I have worked very hard at building my career in the
transportation industry. I began my career as an owner operator in 1994. I was
leased on to Cook Trucking in Nashville, Tenn. for two years. I then opened
Riddle Transport in Trenton with my family.
married and starting a family I took a local position with Park Dale Mills in
Fort Payne, Ala., where I quickly worked my way up to Assistant Manager. I
remained at Park Dale Mills until the hosiery industry began to move over seas
and our distribution center was closed.
I have been at
my current position since April 2005 as Live Haul and Catching Manager for
Pilgrims Pride in Chattanooga.
In my career I
have been responsible for maintaining budgets as well as managing personnel and
customer service. I am currently in charge of 34 employees and the maintenance
and repair of 54 pieces of equipment. I also control a $3.4 million a year
budget. I have enjoyed a rewarding career and have developed a lot of knowledge
My career has
brought me in contact with a lot of different people from all walks of life.
This has taught me even more about what a great place to live and raise a
family the people of Trenton have.
We need to have
responsible commissioners who have the people’s best interest in mind on our
city commission. We need to develop our city in a way that reflects what the
people of our city want. I understand that times change and that new ideas need
to be created, however I believe this can be accomplished while also holding
onto the special quality of life that sets our town apart from the rest of the
I believe that
my experience in management more than qualifies me for the Police Commissioner
seat. I am very conservative in spending but always try to be open to new ideas
that can boost our economy as long as they do not infringe on our towns core
I would love
the opportunity to serve the people of our great town and to make a much needed
difference in the way business is conducted in our city. I look forward to
speaking to each of you about any questions or concerns you may have. Please
feel free to give me a call anytime at (423) 413-9427.