Northcutt has been city engineer and surveyor for 28 years and a member of Shelbyville Planning Commission for 10 years. He is a past member of the Chamber of Commerce board, serving three terms; a member and past president of the Shelbyville Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow.
He has owned and operated Northcutt Surveying since 1966. He is a charter member and past president of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors.
He is an elder at Southside Church of Christ.
"When government taxes in America began," said Northcutt, "they were spent for services that the individual could not provide for himself: defense, fire protection, police protection, water, sewer, infrastructure. Let's bring individual responsibility back into play. Our government has gone too far in spending.
"Any government subsidy or spending to the private sector should be to help create jobs and help our industry. Any cut in taxes to industry will help create jobs.
"We have government regulations on government regulations. Let's work toward bringing back the individual property owner's rights. When legislation or ordinances are proposed, two questions should be asked: Will it increase taxes? Will it expand the role of government? If either question is answered 'yes,' the vote should be 'no' in most cases.
"With your help, I'll plant these seeds and work toward getting them done. I'll root out government waste and abuse, and return unneeded funds to the taxpayers as tax cuts."