Collins seeks re-election for director at Twin Lakes


CELINA-Luke M. Collins announced last week he is a candidate for re-election to the Board of Directors of the Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation, representing Clay County. 


“The future of Twin Lakes and our area is important to me,” Collins said in his announcement. “I am honored to have served one term and am seeking re-election. I am proud of the positive changes we have made during my last term and I feel Twin Lakes as a company is moving in a positive direction to continue to be the face of technology and phone service for our members into the future.”


Collins graduated from Tennessee Technological University, and is a veteran. He also attended Tennessee Bible College and the Nashville School of Law. He has a pilot’s license and has owned and operated a small pest control business part-time for the past 17 years. 


“I served as the Clay County Mayor for eight years. I also farm, teach school, and coach track and field at Clay County High School. I am a member of the Butler’s Landing Church of Christ,” Collins said. 


Collins and wife Angela have five children: a son Cody and four daughters–Abbigail, Anna Ray, Allison, and Adaya.


“I have helped to make it possible for Twin Lakes members to vote at their local telephone office,” Collins said. “I have worked hard for the employees, as well as for the members in each area that Twin Lakes serves, to provide new equipment, personnel as needed, and the latest in modern technology at an affordable rate. I am honest and I communicate well with the other board members, employees, and cooperative members. I understand we need the latest and most modern technology in our telephone services.


“Your vote is needed and will be appreciated,” Collins said. “Early voting will be held Saturday, September 26, at your local Twin Lakes Telephone business office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at the annual Cooperative meeting on Saturday, October 3 at the Jackson County Middle School in Gainesboro, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.


“Please vote for me and let me continue working hard for Twin Lakes and it’s future. If you have any questions please contact me at (931) 243-2025. Thank you very much.”