6 candidates are running for the open seat of the Montgomery County Commission
CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – County commissioners will vote on Monday to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Commissioner Arnold Hodges in District 6.
Six people submitted their names for review, according to applications reviewed by Clarksville Now. Here are the candidates:
Randell “Randy” Albert is self employed and works with Eastland Green and Pebble Brook Golf Course.
Albert volunteers at Manna Café and Loaves & Fishes and serves as a deacon for Lone Oak Baptist Church.
Devin Daley is Managing Partner and Senior Project Manager at Nex-Gen Construction. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
“We have to keep the values that are important to us, but also understand that we have to grow. There’s a right way to do it, and I’m sure there are some wrong ways, but I’m a pretty open-minded person, ”Daley told Clarksville Now.
Michael Lankford is a Financial Officer at Farm Credit Mid-America. Prior to that, he worked as an Extension Officer for the University of Tennessee, managing the 4H Youth Development Programs in Montgomery County.
Lankford holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from APSU and a master’s degree in agricultural business and risk management from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
In his request, Lankford expressed concern about the rate of growth in Montgomery County as well as the need for a strategic mindset regarding growth.
Lance Morgan is superintendent at Morgan Contractors, founded by his grandfather in 1948. He has served on several local boards and committees, including the Salvation Army Board of Trustees, the Academy of Trustees of Clarksville, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Commission.
Morgan holds a BS in Agricultural Business from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
“There is a lot of growth to come in the Cunningham area. Everyone sees it, especially as Highway 48/13 widens and growth comes with changes, ”Morgan told Clarksville Now. “I just want to find what is best for my area. ”
Cpl. Clayton Miles Rudder joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 2013. He is currently the Circuit Court / Chancery Supervisor for the 19th Judicial District.
Rudder holds an Associate’s Degree in Social Services from Hiwassee College as well as an EMT Certification from the US Army Combat Medical School in San Antonio, Texas.
The retired sergeant. First Class Jerry Wayman served for 21 years as a medic in the 101st Airborne Division with multiple deployments.
He worked as an advertising manager for the Leaf-Chronicle, producer for Cochran Advertising and director of financial development for the Clarksville Red Cross.
Wayman is proud of his volunteer work with groups like the Red Cross and the Montgomery County Rescue Team.
He told Clarksville Now that one of his main concerns as commissioner would be the rising cost of living for those on retirement or on fixed incomes.
Commissioners will vote to select a new commissioner at their formal meeting on Monday June 14 at 6 p.m.