Jim Major announced his candidacy for re-election in August as Wilson County trustee.
During his terms in office, Major said he has saved the county more than $4.5 million by bidding out the bank accounts and giving all Wilson County banks the opportunity to bid. He also said he bid out the trustee's bond, saving the county more than $21,000 in the last eight years.
Major has traveled to all senior centers in Wilson County, many retirement homes, various churches and has used the radio and newspapers to make as many seniors as possible aware of the state-funded tax relief program. By doing this he has seen this program grow from 460 seniors on this program to more than 1,300. He petitioned the county commissioners and was able to get an additional $150 in local revenue to help seniors with their taxes.
Major, a lifelong resident of Wilson County, graduated from Lebanon High School and attended Cumberland University for two years. He served in the Tennessee National Guard for six years.
He served as commissioner of the 17th District in Wilson County for six years and worked for Nashville-based J-M-D Distributor for 12 years. In this position, he was responsible for revenue collections and sales in Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama. He worked for the Wilson County Road Commission for 10 years.
He is a 32nd degree Mason, past chaplain of the Gladeville Masonic Lodge, a member of Almenah Shriners, past president and treasurer of the Wilson County Sportsmen Club and member of the Wilson County Fair Board. He also attends Maple Hill Church of Christ. He coached T-ball for 25 years in the Lebanon City League.
“I am definably the taxpayers’ friend,” Major said. “I would appreciate your vote and support for re-election to the office of Wilson County trustee in the upcoming August election.”