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  Shipley, Tony
NameTony Shipley
Address4017 Lakewood Dr
Kingsport, Tennessee , United States
Website [Link]
Born August 23, 1953 (64 years)
Last ModifedRBH
May 06, 2012 12:18am
InfoTony, a 7th generation Tennesseean, was born and raised in Blountville. His ancestors settled in the Fall Creek/Shipley Ferry Road area around 1787, nine years before Tennessee became a state. Tony attended Sullivan County schools, graduating from Central High School in 1971. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1976. Following graduation, Tony entered the US Air Force. Completing a 23-year career in 2001, he retied out of the Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Tony’s USAF career highlights include: serving on the Strategic Air Command Airborne Command Post as an Airborne Targeting Intelligence Officer, receiving his post-graduate degree in Foreign Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College and a combat tour on General Norman Schwartzkopf’s staff during the Persian Gulf War. For his actions in combat, Tony was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his return from Desert Storm in 1991, he taught World Geography and Tennessee History in Sullivan County middle schools. In 1998, he founded and operated Highlander Ambulance Service, Inc., until 2005. Tony is currently the Director of the Homeland Security Division of Mapsync (a Lexington, KY company) with offices in downtown Kingsport.

Tony is active in several civic organizations, including the Colonial Heights Optimist Club, Masonic Lodge #688 (32nd Degree Mason), the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Kingsport Veteran’s Memorial Project Team (sponsored by Kingsport Tomorrow), the Sullivan County Right to Life, the Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Board, and the National Rifle Association.

Tony and his wife, Susan, raised five children in Sullivan County, and they have one new grandson. They are members of the Colonial Heights United Methodist Church.

Tony is a family man, a retired Air Force Officer, a businessman, and a conservative political figure in Upper East Tennessee. As your State Representative, Tony will represent the communities of Western Sullivan County, Kingsport, Colonial Heights, Indian springs, and Sullivan Gardens. Tony will employ his conservative values and common sense approach to provide a responsible voice for the citizens of the Second House District.



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