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INDEPENDENCE — Kate Irwin of Mouth of Wilson will run as the Democratic candidate for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 5 general election.
Irwin is up against independent candidate Arnold Peters and Republican Glen “Eddie” Rosenbaum. The seat is vacant after Mike Maynard passed away on June 28.
Irwin owns and operates a graphic design studio and a bed and breakfast inn in Mouth of Wilson. Being self-employed for more than 24 years, she said her background includes budgeting, project planning, meeting deadlines, public relations and day-to-day business operations.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Westwood College in graphic design, with minors in science and math.
Serving as a board member of two chambers of commerce and parent-teacher associations, Irwin said she has contributed to and participated in decision making and policy making for businesses, educators and the community. “As a volunteer board member for several local and regional boards, my commitment to my community runs deep,” she said.
“As a Grayson County resident and business owner, I have a personal interest in Grayson County's present and future,” she said. “I believe that managing Grayson County within our budget, accompanied by careful planning for growth, will serve our county well and provide a solid foundation for opportunities for our citizens."
Irwin and her husband, Mark, have two children, both of whom graduated from Grayson County High School. Their son, Aaron, is serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.; and their daughter, Sarah, is a veterinary technician in North Carolina.
Irwin said she can be contacted through her website, www.kate-irwin.com, or by phone.
“I ask for your vote this November and for your help in moving Grayson County forward into a strong future. I want your voice to be heard," she said.