William Glover III announced his candidacy for re-election as District 19 Wilson County commissioner in the Aug. 7 election.
Glover, 45, has worked for the city of Lebanon for 20 years as a police officer, firefighter and currently serve as public safety coordinator. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cumberland University.
“I have always worked hard for our community,” Glover said. “I have committed my life to serving as a public servant. I ran four years ago because I’m conservative and believe that county commissioners should represent the citizens of Wilson County and do what is right. I have received tremendous support and encouragement to seek re-election of District 19.”
Glover said he attended several classes in government during the past four years to give him more tools to do the best that he can for the voters and citizens of District 19 and all of Wilson County.
“The astonishing growth our county has each year places a strain on all departments,” he said. “The more homes that are built, the more children attends our schools, the more calls of service for our public safety agencies, to the roads, and the list continues for all the agencies of our county. I will continue to support smart growth, recruitment of business, and smart choices. As I have for the past four years, the decisions I make are not easy. I have voted how I believe the people of District 19 and our entire count want and need. If you look at my voting record, you will see I am conservative and do what is right.”
Glover is a lifelong Lebanon resident.
“I am vested in our community and have served and continue to serve in many of the non-profits,” Glover said. “I have served as the PTO president at Sam Houston School for nine years. I love our community and enjoy serving. I’ve been paying property tax since 1998 and understand the hardship in raising someone’s property tax. I voted against raising our property tax two years ago.
“My experience as your District 19 County commissioner is an advantage, because you know that I vote conservative, I represent the voters and I do what is right. As I mentioned earlier, that I am educated with my master’s degree in public service management, and I use my education and experience to give my very best.
Glover is married to Vicki Glover, and they have two children. Caitlin attends Lebanon High School, and Bryson is a fifth grader at Sam Houston Elementary School.
“I grew up here and attended public schools all the way through Lebanon High School. I went in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Lebanon High,” he said. “I served on the USS Tarawa and, after finishing my active duty time, came back to Lebanon. I was also activated in the Navy for a year overseas after the terrorist attack of Sept. 11.
“I have served our community all my life. I would appreciate your support, and I ask for your vote. Thank you so much for allowing me to serve for the past four years. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 615-416-3344 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”