Political News Update: New Name in Hat for County Commission Race

Steve Spence of the Midland community is seeking the Eighth District seat on the Rutherford County Commission. The seat is currently held by Tiffany Phillips of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Spence is a Training Captain at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, where he has been employed for the past 26-years. Spence lives in the Midland Community. 

Full Release from Steve Spence: 

“I want to make sure our district gets its fair share of the county’s representation on the County Commission,” Spence said. “I want to be the ‘go-to person’ for the citizens in my district and to be a voice for them on the commission. I will stay in touch and communicate the district’s needs.”

Spence said he wants to help Rutherford County grow in a positive manner.

“As the county grows, I would like to see the county government plan for the growth, expect it rather than anticipate it” Spence said. “When businesses, subdivisions, schools or other structures are built in the county, the highway improvements at the entrances and traffic consideration should be most important.”

Spence has served Rutherford County citizens for the past 26 years as an employee of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. He is now the training captain who supervises the Community Services Unit.

“I want to extend that service and dedication by being one of our county commissioners,” Spence said.

He is a 1984 graduate of Riverdale High School. In search of a career to serve the public, Spence graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1989.

Spence has lived in the Midland community for more than 45 years. He is the son of Mary Virginia Morton Spence and the late Ernest L. Spence. He is married to Darlene Wright Spence and has three children, Kassidy, Elizabeth and Steven Spence Jr. and one grandson, Kingston.

“As a family man, local man and a working man, I want to give back to the community where I grew up, learning to appreciate hard work and helping neighbors by the influence of my parents and Uncles Gilbert Spence, Edwin Smith and James Jacob Morton.” Spence said, “I am a fellow man. I am a public servant. As your independent candidate for the Eighth District County commissioner, I pledge to serve all residents equally for the best interest of the district and the county.”

Voters in the Eighth District will cast ballots at Crescent Church of Christ, Lebanon Camp Church and Eagleville and Rockvale Community Centers. County General Election, Thursday August 7th.

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