Gallagher has 20 years of municipal government experience, serving six years as alderman and 14 years as mayor of the Town of Wartrace.
He has served on the board of trustees of Heritage Medical Center, the board of directors of the Duck River Agency, the board of directors of South Central Tennessee Development District, Bedford County Joint Economic Development Board, the board of directors of Leadership Bedford and the Bedford County Railroad Authority. He is a member of Shelbyville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Gallagher attended Wartrace Elementary and The Webb School. He has a bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a master's degree from Akron University. He is a graduate of the Elected Official Academy of the University of Tennessee. He is also a graduate of Tennessee Military Academy where he received a commission as an Army Reserve Officer.
Gallagher has been married to Jean (Adcock) Gallagher, a teacher at Cascade School, for 43 years. They have three sons and five grandchildren. He owns Gallagher Guitar Co., located in Wartrace. He also serves as minister of the Wartrace Church of Christ, where he and Jean have attended since 1975.
"It has been an honor to represent the 1st District on the County Commission," said Gallagher. "I ask for your vote to continue serving. If elected I will, to the best of my ability, represent the 1st District with integrity and diligence."