Farrar seeks another commission term

Sunday, July 18, 2010

P.T. "Biff" Farrar has announced his candidacy for re-election to a 9th District seat on Bedford County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 5 general election.

Farrar is chair of the commission's rules and legislative committee.

Farrar taught social studies at Central High School for 20 years. He has been in school administration for 15 years, serving as a principal, vocational director and assistant principal of Bedford County Vocational Center. He is a beef cattle farmer with a farm in Flat Creek.

He has been board chair for the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center and is a member of the University of Tennessee Extension Committee.

A Shelbyville native, he is a 1967 graduate of SCHS and has degrees from Cumberland College, Samford University and Middle Tennessee State University. He and his wife Betty have three adult children. He is a member of First United Methodist Church.

Farrar noted that during his term, the commission approved $44 million for Phase I of Bedford County's school building program and earmarked $1 million for a new library. He also noted that MTSU and Motlow College opened the Middle Tennessee Education Center in Shelbyville and the county renovated the Medical Arts Building for its use. He also noted that the county bond rating was upgraded two steps, from A2 to AA3.

He also noted the success of the county's adoption of the state Financial Management Act of 1981, saying it has saved the county money.