Business and community leader Patrick Baggett announced today that he will officially be a candidate for Fourth Ward Alderman in the Oct. 26 City of Franklin municipal election and will report raising over $33,000 as of March 31sttowards his campaign.
A resident of Murfreesboro Road with his wife Amy (Clayton) Baggett and three young daughters, Baggett is also Vice President of Commercial Lines with USI Insurance Services, formerly Full-Service Insurance. He has lived and worked in Williamson County and Franklin for more than 10 years.
“When Margaret and I initially spoke and she let me know she did not intend to run for re-election, Amy and I along with the counsel of friends, came to the conclusion that this would be a great way for me to continue serving our community.”
“I don't see serving as Ward 4 Alderman as the start to my service to the Franklin community -- it is a continuation of my years of service to our community. I want to serve in the community where Amy and I have chosen to raise our children. Serving to ensure the character of the Franklin of our future is at the core of why I am running,” Baggett said.
“I have met with well over 100 people across the Fourth Ward and throughout the city before making this decision. I am humbled by the encouragement and overwhelming support I have received thus far. Together, we can continue to build on our thriving local economy and preserving what is most important to us while challenging ourselves to take on tough issues constructively and with respect for each other.”, said Baggett.
Baggett is a Past President of the Franklin Noon Rotary Club and currently serves as Board President of Franklin Tomorrow. He and his family are also active members of Christ Community Church. He serves on the City of Franklin Sustainability Commission and is a member of the Harlinsdale Committee for Friends of Franklin Parks. He is also a Board member for Franklin’s Charge and has served alongside various other local non-profits and organizations over the years.
“Giving back to this community that has given my family so much is central to why I have decided to run for Ward 4 Alderman,” Baggett said. “Our city is facing serious issues that will impact the future of this city for years to come and we need positive, business-minded, tested leadership to move forward and maintain what residents love about our community.”
His campaign website is www.Baggettward4.com.
Candidates can pick up petitions to run for alderman starting on May 17 and the qualifying deadline is July 15 at noon. Election Day is Tuesday, Oct. 26, with polls open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. that day, with early voting set for Oct. 6-21. The deadline to register to vote is Sept. 27.
Patrick Baggett for Ward 4 Alderman | Candy Sullivan, Treasurer | www.baggettward4.com
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