Jerry Vann has a family history of public service.
Vann, who has thrown his hat into the Oliver Springs mayoral race against incumbent Chris Hepler, saw his father and brother serve on the Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen at different times. An uncle also served as mayor.
Now Vann wants his chance to make some changes in the small town, which spills in to Roane, Anderson and Morgan counties.
“I would just like to see things grow, some things change; things of that nature,” he said.