I am Cathy Dunn, and a lifelong resident of Davidson County. I was raised in the Linwood Community and have been a resident of the Southmont Community for over 38 years.
I grew up on a dairy farm and my job was feeding the baby calves and other chores that come with living on a farm. I became a pet lover at an early age. Summers were busy canning all the garden vegetables that we grew. I was taught about work and its rewards at an early age. I learned to cook about age five and I have made it my life work.
My parents Hoyle and Helen Young were both long time educators in Davidson County. My father was principal of Central Davidson High School, and my mother taught for 33 years.
I am married to Adam James, who is from Pinehurst. I have one son, Chris Dunn, a retired US Army Ranger, a granddaughter Erica Dunn Greene, who is married to James Greene, and a step-great granddaughter, Angelica James.
I own the Biscuit King restaurants in Lexington, and employ approximately 85 employees. I started my businesses on Talbert Street and have expanded to four locations. I have many loyal employees that have been with me for over 25 years. I know the difficulties business operators experience and what it takes to make a payroll on Friday. I know how to create jobs and will use that experience as your State Senator.
I am an active member of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Southmont and serve on the Finance Committee. I have volunteered many hours to my community and church.
Being a Commissioner has inspired me to direct my energies, strategies, and dedication to the betterment of Davidson and Montgomery Counties. I want to make our counties great places to live and work. A place that inspires citizens and a place that they are proud to call home.
I believe a conservative approach to government is the best way for us to avoid the pitfalls our federal government has reached. We need a sound fiscal policy that allows us to create jobs and to educate our children. We need to continue Senator Bingham’s work to resolve our school conditions and teacher pay, welfare issues, our treatment of veterans, and a fair tax schedule. I will diligently follow Senator Stan Bingham’s ethical standards and sound approach to governing.
I have always been a believer in living by the Golden Rule “Do Unto Others As You Would Like Them to Do Unto You” My father taught me to live by this rule, and I always treat people with respect.