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Joines announces re-election plans for District 14 commissioner

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Jeff Joines announced he seeks re-election as Wilson County commissioner of the 14th District.  

He has served District 14 since his first term in 2006.  

Joines is a 1982 graduate of DuPont High School in Hermitage and attended Middle Tennessee State University.  He has been married to Debbie Joines for 26 years, and they have two children, Audrey (Justin) McGriff, Cole Joines, and one grandson, Jackson. 

The Joines family has lived in the 14th District for more than 23 years coming previously from the Norene community. 

Joines and his family owned and operated a dairy farm in the early ’90s, and he now works for CSX Transportation in Nashville. He is an enlisted member of the Tennessee Army National Guard with 18 years of service, where he is an acting first sergeant with the 269th Military Police Co. in Murfreesboro. 

Joines served his country with two tours in Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge and Army Valorous Unit Award.  

Joines is a member of Gladeville Baptist Church, member of Wilson county Fair Board and 2014 class of Leadership Wilson.

“I am proud of the accomplishments the commission has able to achieve over the last four years, including opening Lebanon High School, building a new Watertown High School, a new school at Rutland Elementary School, new additions at West Wilson Middle School and to West Elementary School and two new fire halls in the county,” Joines said. “One major accomplishment of the commission, and one I’m most proud of, is putting school resource officerss in every school in the county.

“As for the 14th District, getting sewer services to the churches and businesses in the Gladeville community helped attract other businesses. My colleagues and I helped strengthen a county growth area around Gladeville to protect it from annexation, brought early voting to the community and upgraded roads, bridges and other infrastructure.”

Joines is chairman of the Ag Center Committee, member of the Road Commission, Education Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, Public Works Committee and Sewer Access Committee. 

“Being able to serve on these committees gives the 14th District a strong voice at the county table,” he said. “Serving on the Education Committee, I have been a strong supporter of our schools, teachers and students since being elected in 2006 and will continue, if re-elected, to be a strong advocate for our school system. We have one of the top school systems in the state due to the hard work of teachers and administrators in the Wilson County School System.  

“As chairman of the Ag Center Committee, we have been able see several major renovations at Ward Ag Center that have increased attendance, usage and revenue for the county over the last four years. 

“I’m proud to be a member of the Road Commission. Wilson County has some of the best roads in the state, and we’ll always continue to make improvement to our roads system.

“Over the last four years, Wilson County has continued to move forward but there are many challenges ahead. I am ready to meet those challenges as your commissioner. It’s been an honor to serve the 14th District for the last eight years, and I respectfully ask for your vote again Aug. 7.”

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