Moss announces campaign for Wilson court clerk

Staff Reports • Updated May 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Debbie Moss announced her campaign and candidacy for Wilson County circuit court clerk in the Aug. 7 election.  

Moss is a lifelong Wilson County resident and a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. Her career spans 17 years of government experience and a financial background in local banking. Moss was instrumental in the development and growth of west Wilson County as zoning administrator for the city of Mt. Juliet, where she sat on the Board of Regional Planning and the Board of Zoning Appeals.  

Her current position as employee benefits manager in the Finance Department for Wilson County allows her to meet all the benefit needs of more than 600 employees and 130 retirees, as well as their spouses and dependents. Moss said she goes above and beyond her job to help the employees with any benefit. She said her job as manager puts her in situations where employees need her advice, help and a shoulder to lean on. She is well known to be an advocate for the employee and to get their problems or questions answered promptly.

Moss is the wife of Wilson County native Charlie Moss. Charlie Moss works as a lead construction manager for Pyramid Network Services, where he supervises the engineering and building of cellphone towers around the state of Tennessee. The couple will celebrate 38 years of marriage this summer. Debbie and Charlie Moss and her sister-in-law, Linda Moss, a client of Prospect Inc., of Lebanon, and to whom Debbie is the primary caregiver, currently live in Mt. Juliet. 

They have two daughters. The eldest is Samantha Smith, a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and Cumberland University. Samantha Smith will graduate in the fall as a nurse practitioner and currently works at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Samantha Smith’s family, including her husband, Jason Smith, and daughters, Karaline and Lila Kate, currently live in Mt. Juliet. 

Debbie and Charlie Moss’ youngest daughter, Sydney Seat, is a graduate of Wilson Central High School and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Sydney has worked for Wilson County Emergency Management as an emergency medical dispatcher and currently teaches English at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon. Sydney Seat and her husband, Jim Seat, currently live in Mt. Juliet. 

Debbie Moss’ late father was Sam Crowder Brewington, who served as constable for Wilson County for decades, and her late mother Ruby (Dedman) Brewington was a homemaker. Her family has a history of being active within the community. Her older sister, Sherry Bilbrey, is president of Big Brothers, and her sister, Judy Hughes, is currently a realtor in Wilson County and is the president elect of Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors. Her sister, Patricia (Trish) Petruzzi, is retired from Community Health Systems, where she served as director of medical records. Debbie Moss also had a brother now deceased, Sam Brewington Jr.  Debbie Moss is a member of Mt. Juliet First Church of God, where she served as the church treasurer for 10 years. She and her husband served as the church’s youth leaders for several years.

Debbie Moss said she is confident in her capability to serve Wilson County as circuit court clerk. Her experience in government service and ability to communicate with and serve the people of Wilson County are characteristics she plans to use as circuit court clerk. 

“My organizational skills will play a key role in overseeing the clerks’ offices and keeping records of the circuit court, civil division of general sessions court and criminal court,” Debbie Moss said. “I promise to give an unyielding work ethic to these duties. I humbly ask for your vote at the county election Aug. 7 or early voting July 18 through Aug. 2 as the new Wilson County circuit court clerk.”

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