Lucas files for re-election to Board of Commissioners

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Incumbent Roger Lucas filed Tuesday to run for Wilson County Commissioner in District 4.

Lucas said he has been in office for four terms as a Wilson County commissioner.

“I have a great rapport with the citizens in the county and have spoken in the last couple of weeks with several people about questioning whether I was going to run for office again and most of them were encouraging me to continue to run for the office, so I have enjoyed my time up there,” Lucas said. “It has been a great benefit to me and I have learned a lot since I have been up there.”

“Basically I just want to be a representative of the people on that board while the county government operates and just would like to run for another term and to continue to do some of the great things we have done,” Lucas said. “I feel like in the county, addressing the college system, the community college, the education system and trying to keep taxes down at a low rate are things that are quite important to me and I would just love to have the opportunity to continue the work that the board is doing,” Lucas said. “I feel like we have been a good group up there over the last many years and would like to continue to be a part of that.”

According to JoAnn Hickman of the Wilson County Board of Elections, the filing period for U.S. House of Representatives in the 1st and 2nd congressional districts, state Senate District 4 and all seats on the Wilson County Board of Commissioners is open until noon Feb. 28.

The filing period for the Wilson County Board of Education will be June 11 through July 6. Filing fee for that office is $36. Four seats are up for election, in Districts 1,3,5 and 7.