Sevier County may not have the largest road system in Tennessee, but it is certainly in the top percentile which makes managing the infrastructure a challenging and necessary job.
Taking on that task, Jonas Smelcer has been the Road Superintendent for Sevier County since 1982.
“I first ran as an independent because there was already a republican running,” he said. “After I won, I changed to a republican and ran as one ever since.”
Although Smelcer’s experience working with TVA and as a Sergeant in the Marines formed some of the aspects of why he ran for elected office, it was really a concern for the condition of the roads that prompted the final decision.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.