County Commissioner Gary Farley will have Competition in Next Election

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Political items continue to come to the attention of WGNS. We have learned of a new candidate in the Rutherford County Commission. Phil Griffin has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th District Commissioner position on the Rutherford County Commission. He is the first and currently only candidate to announce his intent to seek the Republican nomination. The current incumbent commissioner is Gary Farley (Independent). 

Griffin told WGNS in an email, “I’m concerned about making sure our county remains a great place to grow and prosper for our children, including my son and nephew. I’m a lifelong conservative Republican, and as a county commissioner I will bring new leadership and new ideas and be completely accessible to my constituents.” 

Griffin served as the President of the Starkville Library Board of Trustees and Director of Mississippi State University - City of Starkville Relations while attending Mississippi State University. He is a current Board Member of the Barfield Elementary PTO, and is a member of both the Murfreesboro Kiwanis Club and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. 


Background Information:

Phil is married to Connie Griffin and they have a seven-year-old son, Toller. They are active members of Middle Tennessee Baptist Church. Phil and Connie look forward to speaking with constituents about their concerns, and offering a vision of new ideas and new leadership for our future.


WGNS Further Learned Via an Email: 

Griffin is a former legislative intern to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, he also served as Chairman of the Mississippi State University College Republicans while attending MSU. In addition, while pursuing education in Mississippi he served as an Executive Committee Member of the Oktibbeha County Republican Party. He told us he is currently involved with the local Republican party as well.

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