Henry County Commissioner

Paul Neal

2nd District


Paul Neal represents the 2nd District on the Henry County Commission.

He is opposed to any project that would cause additional tax burden on the people of Henry County.

Neal believes Henry County should strive for new industry while working to keep existing industry.

He believes education is important to the future of Henry County and our entire nation.

Neal, who lives southeast of Henry, is a graduate of Henry High School.  While working at Haldex Products, he operated a family farm in Henry County since the early sixties.  Retired from the factory as a planner scheduler with 42 years of service, he is now a full time farmer with over 400 acres of row crop and hay.  Neal was a leader in the local farming community changing from older farming standards of plowing and planting to no-till production.  His row crop operation is one-hundred percent no-till to conserve the land and the soil.  In 2000, the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce named him the Conservationist of the Year.  He has also been recognized in the State of Tennessee corn yield production competition several times.

As a member of the board of directors of the Henry County Farm Bureau for many years, he has served on various committees as well as being a voting delegate to the Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention several times.

In those committee functions, he has worked closely with state lawmakers to pass several laws that protect and benefit the farming community.

Neal became a commissioned and certified reserve officer with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department in 2007.

Neal says both his public work and farming work gives him unique experience and opportunity to serve the 2nd District and Henry County.  He says his farming work has taught him the value of being conservative and getting the job done while his public work as a planner scheduler has taught him how to take a project from start to finish while keeping value, budget and timeliness in perspective.

Neal attends Bethlehem Baptist Church and serves as the cemetery fund trustee and cemetery treasurer.

He has been married to Betty French Hosford for forty-six years and has three children, six grandchildren and several great-grand children.

Please feel free to contact Neal with any concerns about the issues that face Henry County.