Politics: Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland Announces Re-election Bid

May 20, 2022 at 12:02 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland announced he will run for re-election to continue progress on the priorities he cited in his initial bid eight years ago - economic development and growth that is good for all residents and building an even better quality of life.

“One of my main goals continues to be to make Murfreesboro a great place, not only to work and raise a family, but also to retire, McFarland said. “There are several outstanding projects that I am committed to that will increase our quality of life, such as West Park, a new 150-acre park on Veterans Parkway that I don’t want to leave unfinished and to which I can lend institutional knowledge and experience.”


McFarland has worked with City department heads and staff; City Council; federal, state, and local officials; the Chamber of Commerce; and residents to:

• Stop the new landfill.

• Place emphasis on public safety, resulting in
 - fire department achieving an Insurance Services Office 1 rating and national accreditation, MFRD in top 1-percent in the country.
 - an advanced Emergency Medical Technician or paramedic on every fire truck responding to a call.
 - more police cars and officers.
• Build three greenway expansions.
• Construct The Miracle Field, two baseball fields for special needs kids.
• Remodel of SportsCom recreational community facility and Patterson Park and McFadden community centers.
• Plan future construction of Skate Park Murfreesboro.
• Expand Richard Siegal Soccer Park, includes indoor facility (under construction) and 9-turf fields, saved money on operational costs.
• Lead the state in infrastructure projects, such as Veterans Parkway and numerous highway widenings, including State Route 99.
• Implement new “Hot Spot and Traffic Calming (speed bumps)” to help safety on Murfreesboro streets.
• Attract corporate relocation.

“When people look for a city that is well managed, they look at Murfreesboro. We’ve kept politics out and worked for what is best for residents and the community. Our tax rate is one of the lowest in comparable cities in the country, and Murfreesboro ranked as the top city in the country last year, based on low unemployment, household income, home appreciation, low crime, and being a good place to live,” said McFarland, a member of the Middle Tennessee Mayor Caucus.

McFarland previously served as a Murfreesboro City Council member for two terms and is a former member of the Parks and Recreation, Cultural Arts, Planning, Pension, and Golf commissions. He is a past Discovery Center and Special Kids board member and Noon Rotary secretary. McFarland is a founding board member and past treasurer of the Murfreesboro Half Marathon and past president of the Linebaugh Library Foundation Board.

McFarland received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University. He began Shane McFarland Construction in 2008 and is past vice chair of the Master Custom Builders Council. “I know about making payroll and the struggles of small businesses. I had to be fiscally responsible and conservative, doing more with less – principles I’ve applied to serving on city council and as mayor,” he said.

McFarland, his wife Ashley, and their three boys reside in Murfreesboro and attend World Outreach Church.

The Murfreesboro City Municipal Election is Aug. 4, with early voting July 15-30. Last day to register to vote in the election is July 5.
- Above was submitted by Mayor McFarland Campaign  


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