Born in/resides in: Born in Jefferson County, resides on Straight Mountain
Family details: Married to Jill Bellew Hyde with two children: Anna Grace, 16; and Landon, 9 Education
Graduated Appalachian High school, 1988. Studied business administration at Wallace State Community College, 1989-1991.
•1992-1993 – worked at Miller Drug Co.
•1993 – purchased medical supply business from
•1997 – purchased Blount Sports, then sold in 1998
•2008 – started Hyde’s Construction and Excavating,
then sold in 2014
•1993 to present – owns and operates Hyde’s Medical
Qualifications for job of county commissioner
•Blount County business owner since 1993
•possess good people skills and can multi-task well
•owned and operated excavating and construction
company, which provided necessary experience to fulfill duties of road commissioner
Why do you want the job?
“Oneonta and Blount County have been good to me and my family throughout the years. I would like to utilize my 21 years of business experience to make our county a better place to live, work, and play for our children and grandchildren.” Candidate’s statement to voters
“I feel I am the most qualified candidate for the job, bringing these skills to it: 21 years’ business experience; proficiency in making financial decisions; strong leadership and delegation skills; extensive construction/ excavation experience. I will serve all constituents fairly and respectfully, with an open door policy. My goal is to implement debt control and a conservative planning approach, with a balanced, non-deficit budget. With planning and delegation, more roads can be repaired or replaced more efficiently. I bring the knowledge and experience to efficiently manage and maintain District 3. I want to give back to the county and its people, who have always supported me.”