MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Midland resident Steve Spence, a longtime Rutherford County law enforcement official, is seeking the 8th District seat on the Rutherford County Commission, according to a press release.
“I want to make sure our district gets its fair share of the county’s representation on the County Commission,” Spence said. “I want to be the go-to person for the citizens in my district and to be a voice for them on the commission. I will stay in touch and communicate the district’s needs.”
The seat is currently held by Commissioner Tiffany Phillips, who has represented the district since 2010.
Spence said he wants to help Rutherford County grow in a positive manner.
“As the county grows, I would like to see the county government plan for the growth, expect it rather than anticipate it” Spence said. “When businesses, subdivisions, schools or other structures are built in the county, the highway improvements at the entrances and traffic consideration should be most important.”
Spence has served Rutherford County citizens for the past 26 years as an employee of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. He is now the training captain who supervises the Community Services Unit.
“I want to extend that service and dedication by being one of our county commissioners,” said Spence, who is a Riverdale High School graduate.
In search of a career to serve the public, Spence graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1989.
“As a family man, local man and a working man,” he said, “I want to give back to the community where I grew up, learning to appreciate hard work and helping neighbors.”