Editor’s note: All applicants received two questionnaires from News + Record. The first asked general questions about the candidates and their goals. for each role. Questions are marked in bold, any question left blank has not been answered by the candidate
Glendinning did not submit the second questionnaire within the deadline for all candidates.
Tom Glendinning is seeking the District 3 seat on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. The former US Marine lost his last political bid to Valerie Foushee in the 2020 race for the state Senate.
The questionnaires provided to candidates are posted here with some modifications for grammar and confidentiality reasons.
How long have you lived in Chatham County? 53 years
Age on election day: 78
Profession (where you work, what you do): my own companies : Glencliff Hospital (Ohio), Green Glen, Ltd, Waste Composting, Inc.
Campaign Website/Social Media: Facebook: Tom Glendinning for Commissioner
Party Membership: Republican
Current and previous elected offices held or sought and offices that you served : Commissioner, County of Chatham, Planning Board 2 terms, Board of Equalization and Review six terms, Board of Adjustment one term and still serving
Campaign Manager (if applicable): Campaign Treasurer (if applicable) in force):
Why are you looking for this Desk?
I have decades of experience in important facets of government serving taxpayers. I grew up in a big city and I know what pitfalls to avoid. My family raised me as a Christian. I believe Chatham County currently needs the good leadership and dedication to American principles that I/we can provide.
What makes you the best candidate on the ballot?
I’m the best candidate because I know Chatham County. I have been working here and in Piedmont for over 50 years. I employed Chatham residents. I participated in Chatham politics for forty-four years. I served on boards of the Chatham government for thirty years.
Give us a job description that you would write yourself if elected to this position headquarters:
I promise to do the job of Chatham County Commissioner to the best of my ability, knowledge and experience. Moreover, I promise to save the taxpayers by adapting government services to the necessary functions of government.
What three specific, measurable and achievable goals would you pursue if elected?
- Lower taxes
- better safer schools
- Protect the property and personal rights of all, including the elderly, according to the Constitution.
What are the biggest challenges in Chatham and/or North Carolina right now – and how would you tackle them?
- Develop a purpose and mission statement for growth
- Design an educational strategy for parental and citizen control of education
- devote yourself to protecting the rights of our property and our the elderly.
Chatham County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. What do you see as the main challenges/opportunities arising from this growth and how would you address them?
- Empower and equip our planning department board with all they need to make noise recommendations
- Seek advice from citizens for what they want in Chatam.
What is your overall vision of the role of the elected body you wish to join? Does he fulfill his mission now? If not, what should be changed?
The Chatham County Commission should (and must) focus on the core responsibilities of government. Period.
Do you think the 2020 presidential election produced fair and legitimate results? (Please answer “yes” or “no” and then, if you wish, you have 100 words to support your answer.)
NOPE! District courts are denying the right of plaintiffs across the country to hear complaints and torts
- Political/Government Hero: Genghis Khan, George Clemenceau Favorite book: The Bible
- Last read book: Favorite Bible Movie:
- Hobby: politics, organization, gardening Community/Civic Involvement: Listed Above: Government Committees Favorite things about Chatham County:
- Personal motto or philosophy in one line: In Cruce Fides
- Strongest Childhood Ambition: Be useful
- Most important life goal you have achieved: Building the Compost Industry in the State of North Carolina by Bringing the Landscaping Market to the Public and Private Sectors