Elect John Forgety for the State of Tennessee House of Representatives, 23rd Representative District of McMinn and Monroe Counties

Dr. John Forgety, Candidate for the State of Tennessee House of Representatives, 23rd Representative District of McMinn and Monroe Counties.

Subject to the Republican Primary.
the educator


  • High school teacher and coach
  • High school principal and assistant principal
  • Supervisor of Pupil Transportation
  • Superintendent (Director of Schools) of McMinn County for 16 years
  • State of Tennessee Superintendent of the Year 2007
  • Retired July 2008, following 40 years in public education
  • Presently working as consultant for Edvantia, Nashville, Tennessee
the soldier


  • Platoon Leaders Class USMC
  • Served as Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 1st Sergeant, Tennessee Army National Guard
  • Called to active duty with the Tennessee Army National Guard 278th Regimental Combat Team (at age 58) to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Operation Thunder Road
  • Among other military Honors, awarded the following for service in Iraq:
         The Global War on Terrorism Medal
         The Bronze Star
         The Legion of Merit
         The Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal
  • Frontiers of Freedom Award for service on the Iraq/Iran border

  • Retired following 20 years of service in July 2006
John and Wife, Faye Collins Forgety


John Forgety a farmer


  • Wife, Faye Collins Forgety
  • Two children and four grandchildren
  • Member First Baptist Church, Etowah, Tennessee
  • In Leadership roles of a number of civic and service clubs in Athens and McMinn County
    • Current Civic Involvement
      • President-elect Athens Kiwanis Club
      • CEO, National MooFest - Held in Athens, Tennessee promoting the Athens-McMinn County area and the dairy industry and agrarian culture in the 23rd District
      • President MADCAT - McMinn County anti-drug coalition aiding teens
      • Member American Legion Post 0068, Athens, Tennessee
      • Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5146, Athens, Tennessee
      • Member Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
      • Member Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #1927, Athens, Tennessee
      • Member Board of Directors Mid-East Tennessee Regional Fair
      • Member Meridian Sun Lodge #50 of Free and Accepted Masons
      • Member Board of Directors Athens Regional Medical Center
    • Past Civic Involvement
      • President of the Four Lanes for US Highway 411 Coalition
      • Board of Deacons, First Baptist Church, Etowah, Tennessee
      • McMinn County Financial Management Committee
      • Athens-McMinn County Area Man of the Year J. Neal Ensminger Award, sponsored by the Daily Post-Athenian
      • Recipient of the 1999 Mason of the Year Award District 17
      • Etowah Regional Planning Committee
      • McMinn County Economic Development Authority

  • Lives on a small farm, off Highway 39 between Athens and Englewood
  • Licensed Auctioneer with Ronnie Colyer Auction and Realty, Ten Mile, Tennessee
  • Licensed Affiliate Real Estate Broker with Jerry Armstrong Realty, Athens, Tennessee
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Forgety to seek House seatInterested in making a campaign contribution: We gratefully appreciate any and all contributions. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to The Committee to Elect John Forgety, Faye Forgety Treasurer, and mail to:

120 County Road 447
Athens, TN 37303



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