Joseph “Joey” Locher is a busy father of teenage twin daughters who is running for Rutherford County Commissioner in District 7. District 7 covers a large area between New Salem Highway, Veterans Parkway, US 231 including Indian Park. Joey is running to make a change in his neighborhood, city, state, and country.
Mr. Locher is no stranger to hard work. After his divorce, he dedicated his time to helping take care of his twins and to go back to school for a new career. He worked three jobs during the evenings and weekends so he could attend school during the day. He understands what it is like to try to balance your life and career to make a better life for your family. After two years, he was proud to attain his degree in Industrial Electrical Maintenance Mechatronics in 2018 from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro. He is currently self-employed as a Field Technician Installer.
A member of Experience Church, he volunteers as a professional drummer at church. His father has had the biggest positive effect on his life. He showed him that hard work and dedication and having empathy and walking a mile in someone else’s shoes can go a long way. He also was inspired to help others by his father. Passionate and compassionate, Joey is dedicated to getting more Democrats registered to vote. He has been inspired by Barack Obama and Martin Luther King.
Joey Locher is running as a Democrat, unopposed in the May primary, and will be on the August general election ballot facing incumbent Republican Mike Kusch and Independent challenger Paul Williams. Joey is hardworking and dedicated to making Rutherford county a better place for everyone.