Skip to content

Jim Moon Running for TN House of Representatives



James P. (Jim) Moon recently announced his candidacy for the Tennessee House of Representatives. Moon has been a member of the walking horse community since 1998 and has been associated with such show ring stars as Classy Colors, The Lovin’ Touch, Colour Me Choice, Just So You’ll Know, Mark The Score, Hack’s Crackerjack, The Rose Pusher, Potion #9, Pusher’s Wild Card, The Gangster, Gen’s Sharp Dressed Man, A Hit Man and Prowler’s Mystery.

Moon is a native and current resident of Marshall County and is running as a Republication candidate for the 65th district, which consists of Giles and Marshall Counties. He is a graduate of Battle Ground Academy and Rhodes College, where he earned an economics degree.

Moon and his wife Bonnie have three children, Braden Moon Blasdel, Mary Catherine Moon and Jase Moon.

Moon spent 25 years at Moon Pencil Company, where he held many positions, including sales manager, personnel director, executive vice-president and president. In 1984, Moon co-founded Eraser Products with his father. While he was president of the company, Moon was instrumental in the purchase of Tennessee Box Company, Richard Best Pencil Company and Caladium Corporation, which created several jobs in Lewisburg, Tenn.

Moon served as president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, as a board of trustees member of Columbia State Community College, was a founding director of Wee Care, and was associated with several other organizations including the Pencil Makers Association (PMA) and the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. Moon received PMA’s Dave Price Award for distinguished service in 1990 and the David McCurrach Award for his service to the National School Supply and Equipment Association in 1998.

Moon’s platform supports improving the state’s educational system and opposes the state income tax.

More Stories

  • SCWHA Championship selects judging panel

    The South Carolina Walking Horse Association Championship, slotted for October 27-28, 2017, has selected Mike Conley, Newton Parks and Jackie Barron to mark the cards for this year's event. The show will be held at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson, South Carolina... Read More
  • Walking For Angels adds class

    The Walking For Angels show, scheduled November 11, 2017, has added a class to their original schedule. Class 24A will be Amateur Canter.  Read More
  • The National results available online

    Complete results from The National are available for viewing online; however, they will not be printed in the October 23, 2017 edition of The Walking Horse Report. Read More
  • Regional Leaders Visit Horse Country

    Members of the Gattis Regional Leadership group, which represents 13 counties in South Central Tennessee, toured Bedford County Oct. 12 and 13. Gattis aims toward helping leaders of these counties learn from and work with each other, as well as further develop their skills as leaders... Read More
  • Obituary - Eula Mae Maack

    Long time walking horse enthusiast, Eula Mae Maack, age 77, passed away at her home in Goodson on October 16, 2017... Read More
  • Equine Obituary - Silverado Spirit

    World Grand Champion, Silverado Spirit was laid to rest earlier this week. The great show mare was most recently shown by Harper Grider of Columbia, Kentucky. She and Harper won the Youth 11 & Under Mare class in 2015 and were reserve world champions in 2016 in that division.  Read More
  • Obituary - Judith Anne "Judy" Rockhold

    Mrs. Judith Anne' "Judy" Rockhold, age 83, of Naples, Florida, (formerly, Shelbyville, Tennessee) passed from this life on Friday, September 22, 2017. Judy was avid Horsewoman and active in the Walking Horse Industry several years ago... Read More
  • Walking For Angels releases class schedule

    The Walking For Angels Show, scheduled for November 11, 2017, has released their class schedule. The show will be held in Calsonic arena with Johnny Puckett serving as the judge for this year's event.  Read More
  • Obituary - Sonny Holt

    Albert Price “Sonny” Holt, Jr., age 72, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, in a motor vehicle accident, following a horse show in Cullman, Alabama... Read More
  • Madison County selects Becknell

    The Madison County Horse Show, scheduled for October 28th in Richmond, Kentucky, has selected Keith Becknell to mark the cards for this year's event. The show will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds, beginning at 5 pm. Read More