Cites Need for “A Steady Hand at the Wheel”

MURFREESBORO – Mayor Bill Ketron today announced his intention to seek re-election to the office of Rutherford County Mayor in the May, 2022 Republican primary. As a longtime conservative stalwart, Ketron has served his community in numerous roles, including as a county commissioner and state senator.

“I am excited to launch my re-election campaign for Rutherford County Mayor and look forward to connecting with voters across our growing community,” said Ketron. “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.”

As state senator, Ketron regularly led on conservative issues like tackling illegal immigration, preventing taxpayer funded abortions, and protecting 2nd Amendment rights. He sponsored and passed the law requiring a photo ID to vote, taking on liberals and much of the Nashville media in the process. He also led the fight to end the burdensome and mandatory emissions testing requirement in Rutherford County. Beginning in January there will be no more emissions testing required in Rutherford County thanks in large part to his efforts.

During his tenure as County Mayor, Ketron’s accomplishments are numerous. For the first time ever, Rutherford County has a AAA bond rating, the highest rating possible and proof that our fiscal house is in order. The county’s emergency service members have been a priority for Ketron as well; he secured new turnout gear for all paid and volunteer firefighters, new equipment for volunteer fire departments, and allocated funding for digital emergency radios.

Ketron has also focused on making government more efficient over his term: he re-negotiated a vehicle fleet program to save the county millions of dollars, created a one-stop-shop building for Rutherford Countians to access their county clerks and state drivers center, and negotiated to lease unused county property–not only did this save taxpayers’ money, but also added funding to the budget.

“This will be my final run for office, and it is an important one. While the work of a county mayor is not glamorous, it’s most often focused on providing great customer service to taxpayers. As a conservative Republican, I believe that government should be small and efficient–but those things it is charged with doing, it must do well,” said Ketron.

“I love Rutherford County, and I will always do what is best for our community so that it is the best place in Tennessee to live, work, start and operate a business, and raise a family.”

Ketron is a graduate and long-time supporter of MTSU. He and his wife Theresa have one daughter and attend First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.