Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced Friday that he is running for re-election.
“I am excited to launch my re-election campaign for Rutherford County Mayor and look forward to connecting with voters across our growing community,” Ketron said in a news release. “Rutherford County has seen unprecedented growth over the last few years, but now more than ever, we need a steady hand at the wheel — someone with executive experience and a deep understanding of the issues we face. I will govern as I always have with our shared conservative values at the forefront, and I am the right person to guide us through our present and upcoming challenges.”
Ketron’s first term in office found him working on 474 campaign finance law violations paying a $135,000 in penalties issued by the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance, and had to close three election accounts in order to run for re-election.
During Ketron’s first term in office, the county received a AAA bond rating, provided funding for paid and volunteer firefighters for new and additional gear, and worked to eliminate emissions testing, among other issues.