Scruggs announces re-election plans for District 7 commissioner

Staff Reports • Jul 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Terry Scruggs announced his candidacy for re-election as commissioner of District 7 once again. 

Scruggs said he has enjoyed representing the citizens in District 7 and would like to continue to represent them. 

“I feel over the past four years I have proved to the citizens of District 7 I am not just saying what I will do, but I have demonstrated by my actions,” Scruggs said. “I am dedicated to serving District 7, and I am a man of my word.”

Scruggs has several years of history with Wilson County government. He served the last four years as commissioner of District 7. He also managed the Wilson County Animal Control for five years. And for the past 15 years, he has worked at the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency.

Scruggs also has a history of community service involvement, including serving on the board of directors for Wilson County Salvation Army for five years and on the Wilson County Fair Board for 24 years.

“I have always enjoyed being a part of community service in Wilson County,” Scruggs said. “I am dedicated to the betterment of District 7, but there are still a lot of changes and improvements needed in District 7.

“I believe everyone’s concerns and opinions are important.” 

He said he wants to live up to his promise to continue to listen to the concerns and opinions of all citizens in District 7 and to continue to try to find answers to these concerns and share the opinions of the citizens by speaking out on their behalf.

During the past four years, Scruggs said he has demonstrated his dedication by playing a major part in changes in Wilson County as Commissioner of District 7. “Two new high schools were built, Lebanon High School and Watertown High School, as well as two new fire stations were added and built,” he said. “Now there are also plans for Station 7 in Statesville, as well as a full-time department, which will replace the current Statesville volunteer department. Funding has been approved, but a location has not been identified, to build a full-time fire station in Norene.

“The last four years have brought about some major positive changes in the community, and I want to continue to represent District 7 and finish what we’ve started with four more years of positive progress. I am dedicated and excited about continuing to represent District 7, and together, with the support of the citizens of District 7, positive changes for District 7 are limitless.”

Scruggs’ opponents are Joshua Hinerman and Scott Brady in the Aug. 7 election.

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