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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.

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