On Friday, March 31, 2006, Terrell sat down with The Cadiz Record to discuss his platform for the upcoming election.
Terrell is a Loss Prevention Consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance. He described his position as being a safety consultant to large scale companies, to help them prevent accidents that result in workman’s compensation claims, lawsuits, injuries, and lost time on the job.
A veteran of the Kentucky and Tennessee Army National Guards, Terrell was involved in operations in Operation Desert Storm, as a member of the 269th Military Police in Dyersburg, Tennessee. During the conflict, he was Army Achievement Award, and the Kuwait Service Liberation Medal.
A husband and father of two, Terrell has also been elected to serve on the Trigg County School Board, representing District 3, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness, and a Master’s of Science Degree n Occupational Safety and Health, which he earned at nearby Murray State University.
“I have the vision of seeing Trigg County capitalizing on some options available to us, that if we do not attend to right now, we will lose forever,” he prefaced the explanation of his platform with.
Growth of the Trigg County Economy is his main plank in his platform. “Factories can come and go, and we need to prepare. Business opportunities are currently limited, and nobody can tell me why we don’t try to recruit more businesses to operate in Trigg County. There are maybe two stores in Cadiz where you can buy a new pair of shoes or pants. We need more than that.”
To attract industry, Terrell favored extending tax breaks to new industries. “It is a common practice to offer tax breaks to get new companies to come. Some of that money is recovered through payroll, but we need more local businesses for people to use their paychecks. A lot of the tax breaks in existing operations have exceeded their life.”
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