Hawkins County commissioners Virgil Mallett (right) and Dwight Carter (left) presented former state Sen. Mike Faulk with a plaque of appreciation Monday evening (photo by Jeff Bobo)
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ROGERSVILLE - Former State Sen. Mike Faulk received a plaque of appreciation Monday from two Hawkins County commissioners who were colleagues back in Faulk's days on the county commission.
An attorney based in Church Hill, in 2012 Faulk ended a four year stint on the Tennessee State Senate.
Prior to that he served on the Hawkins County Commission representing District 1 in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The commission's two remaining members from the Faulk era, Dwight Carter and Virgil Mallett, presented Faulk Monday evening with a plaque thanking him for his service to Hawkins County, both as a county commissioner and a senator.
"I have ot say you were a number one commissioner and a number one senator," Mallett said.
The air conditioner wasn't working in the courthouse Monday evening during the county commission meeting.
"Commissioner Charlie Freeman noted that there's an awful lot of hot air since Faulk's here tonight," Faulk quipped.
Faulk is currently a candidate to replace retired Third Judicial District Circuit Judge Kindall Lawson.