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Woodbury Resident Hopes to be First Woman in Cannon Co. Seat -- Kai Beech

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Delinda Parton wants your vote.

The longtime Woodbury resident is running for Cannon County 3rd District Commissioner. She has a very a thrifty camp gain strategy.

"I have 'Lady Be Cheap Campaign' -- I call it," she said.

Parton's campaign may be cheap, financially, but so far, it's been effective personally; she meets her neighbors face-to-face, works the phones daily and has spent just $120 on advertisement in her local paper.

But it's Parton's least expensive item that's getting the most attention: Her campaign sign cost about a $1 to make. And it's paid of big time, becoming what they say is a local tourist attraction.

"Oh, yes; it's got a lot of attention," she said. "They drive by it, turn around and read it again."

While Parton is campaigning on a budget, her work ethic is priceless. She tends her 80-acre farm of greens beans, sweet corn and cattle with help from just her sister and dad. And she hopes all that hard work and the ability to stretch a dollar will pay off at the ballots.

If Parton wins this election, she says she'll be the first woman ever to hold this position in the third district.

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