A former County Commissioner has thrown his hat back into the political ring to run for his old seat.
Terry Duncan, who represented District 2 in 2008, says he is running for office again because he’s concerned that members of the county commission want to use new taxes to fund county government instead of operating it more efficiently.A fiscal conservative, Duncan says he believes the county should be eliminating waste and finding more cost-effective ways of doing business to handle its financial challenges, instead of burdening Wilson County citizens with more taxes.
A resident of Wilson County since 1979, Duncan says that if he’s elected he will work hard to reduce costs and hold down taxes.
Duncan currently is the Chief Probation Officer with the Wilson County Probation Office. He previously worked for the Sheriff’s Department, and was the owner of an investigative office for 16 years. He is the former Chairman of the Tennessee Association of Investigators.
When he announced his candidacy Duncan said, “I am glad to see that officials in Mt. Juliet and Wilson County were able to reach an agreement on the fire protection question for the west end of the county. I applaud the efforts of Mayor Ed Hagerty, City Manager Kenny Martin and other members of the Mr. Juliet city council on their leadership in providing the fire services the citizens badly needed and deserve.
“This is the kind of accomplishment County Mayor Randall Hutto and others throughout Wilson County have sought, should serve as a model of cooperation among county and city government, and is the kind of cooperative effort I want to continue to foster.”
Talking about representing District 2 Duncan says, “I think Wilson County is the greatest county in Tennessee and I believe my votes on the Commission should reflect the beliefs of the people I represent, not my personal views.”He went on to say that if he is elected, he will strive to cast his ballots in such a manner through his tenure on the commission.
Duncan is also well-known in the country music scene in Middle Tennessee. A talented musician, he has played at the Grand Ole Opry since 1977 and has been an executive board member of Local 257 of the American Federation of Musicians.