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Gregory joins race for commission seat

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Michael Gregory
Michael Gregory has announced his candidacy for a District 2 seat on Bedford County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 2 general election.

Gregory is a lifelong resident of Bedford County and a graduate of Cascade High School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in animal science. He worked for the former Shelbyville Veterinary Clinic for six years and was named director of Bedford County Animal Control when it was formed in 2004. He held that position for seven years. He currently serves as director of Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Services.

Gregory and his wife, Amy, both attend Trinity Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

"Having served as a county employee," said Gregory, "I feel I have a good general understanding of how a county government operates and areas that need improvement. I always tried to run my department here, and now in Rutherford County, with the understanding that I am not spending my money, but rather the taxpayers'. As county commissioner, I will strive to always place the best interests of the citizens first.

"I have been amazed by the support that I have already been shown by the community and look forward to meeting as many citizens as I can in the 2nd District and the county. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance."

Gregory will hold a campaign kickoff pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 12, from 7-9 a.m. at Deason Community Center. He can be reached at michaelgregoryjr@yahoo.com or (931) 607-3751.