MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Small-business owner Doug Young announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Murfreesboro City Council.
“I believe in traditional American values, being a good steward of tax dollars, and best utilizing and maximizing our resources,” said Young, the owner of City Tile and Floor Covering. “I am proud of our past and what we’ve accomplished, but we must look to the future for our children and grandchildren, and that is why I am running for re-election to the council.”
The longtime City Council member said he is proud of the work government leaders have done over the past 12 years, which saw a tremendous growth in the population of Rutherford County.
During this time, the council supported infrastructure projects, such as schools, roads, Medical Center Parkway, the Embassy Suites Conference Center, and worked with MTSU to aid in job creation, he said.
“We have done all this without a tax increase the entire time I have served on the council,” Young said. “I am proud that the city has thrived during this rapid growth. We have to continue to manage growth successfully because Murfreesboro offers so many opportunities for people in terms of jobs, education, location and quality of life.”
Young, who serves as chair of the Murfreesboro City Schools Foundation, said his priorities would continue to be supporting the needs of an excellent school system, promoting economic development, and improving the quality of life for residents.
“Education produces jobs, and jobs produce success,” said Young, who also serves on the MTSU College of Liberal Arts advisory board.
“The education I received at Hobgood (Elementary School), Central High (School) and MTSU gave me the opportunity to build a successful small business and provide a better life for my family,” he said.
In addition to his work with the City Schools Foundation, Young is a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Raider Athletic Association. His professional memberships include the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Middle Tennessee Floor Covering Association and World Floor Covering Association.
In 2012, he was named the Business Person of the Year.
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