Republican Greg Brooks formally announced Tuesday his bid to become Rutherford County’s next road superintendent.
Brooks is a second generation road builder who has spent the past 30 years in the industry as co-owner and managing partner of B & M Asphalt and hopes to bring his common sense approach to the county’s road department, he said.
Brooks and his wife Sandy own a 150-acre cattle farm in Christiana, where they are raising their daughter and attend Southeast Baptist Church.
“I believe I will be a breath of fresh air to the Rutherford County political scene because I’ve never been a politician or bureaucrat," Brooks said. "Instead, I’ve been a road construction businessman for over 30 years and my conservative values and problem-solving experience will help Rutherford County create the best road system in the state. I know how to work with federal, state and local regulations as well as create and stick to a budget and effectively manage people."
Brooks said he believes his experience in asphalt production, site planning, civil drawing interpretation, construction, road maintenance, road construction equipment and supervision of employees makes him the most qualified candidate for Rutherford County’s new road superintendent.
He said this experience will help him properly manage the more than 900 miles of Rutherford County roads, work with the County Commission and county mayor and properly communicate with the citizens of Rutherford County.
“I’ve been very fortunate to have had a successful career in the road construction business,” Brooks said. “I know Rutherford County like the back of my hand because we built the roads in dozens of neighborhoods and communities throughout the county. I want to use my knowledge and experience to help our county’s road system continue to improve because I know that good roads mean good jobs.”
Brooks' first campaign fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Lions Club building at historic Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro.
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