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Obion County Mayor

The current Obion County Mayor is Benny McGuire. He is currently serving in his fourth term as County Mayor.

The Tennessee Constitution requires that each county not having a metropolitan form of government elect a county mayor for a term of four years. Any county resident who has been a resident of the county for more than one year, who is at least 25 years old, and who is not otherwise disqualified from holding public office (by reason of criminal conviction or other legal disqualification) may seek the office of county mayor. No educational or experience requirements apply to the office. The county mayor may serve an unlimited number of terms. The county mayor is elected by popular vote at the regular August election in those even numbered years when the governor is being elected, and takes office on September 1 following the election upon receiving the proper certificate of election, being officially bonded as required by law, and taking the required oath of office. Failing to take and file the proper oath and bond is a misdemeanor offense.  The mayor is a non-voting member of the Legislative Body.

The Obion County Mayor’s office is comprised of the county’s finance and purchasing departments.  The Mayor’s office is responsible for the county budget, meeting agendas, federal tax filing and payments, physical county inventory, county purchases, accounts payable, all bids, building maintenance, employee payroll, and employee benefits.

Benny McGuire has been serving as the Obion County mayor since 2006.  He has been a resident of Obion County all his life and grew up in a farming family in Cloverdale.  He and his wife Ann reside in Hornbeak with their three children also residing in Obion County.  Prior or being elected Mayor, Mr. McGuire worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber company for over 36 years.  He has been very active in his role as mayor, his community, and his roles on numerous committees across the state of Tennessee.