Pledges to Bring Teamwork, Christian Values and Proven, Experienced Leadership to Mayor’s Office

Robert Tucker, Candidate for Jefferson County, Tennessee Mayor

Robert Tucker, Candidate for Jefferson County, Tennessee Mayor

Jefferson County Commissioner and PDS founder Robert Tucker declared his candidacy for Mayor.

“I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Jefferson County During my 20 plus years as a business owner and nearly eight years of experience on commission in this county, I have gained an understanding of the complexities of city, county, and state government.”

“The primary role for the mayor should be to provide leadership and to build a team environment among all the groups within county government, while also being an advocate for the taxpayers. There are many financial issues that will come before us in the years to come. We need a mayor with extensive experience as well as an understanding of what is required to help businesses create better jobs in our county.

“We will need to address budgetary issues and allocating resources where needed, all without sacrificing the safety our citizens, the education of our children, or the quality of the roads we drive on every day. The issues before us continue to be balancing fiscal responsibility with common sense and sound judgment.”

I am the only Republican candidate for Mayor with experience as Chairman of our commission, experience as owner of a thriving business in Jefferson County, and I am the only Republican candidate with a proven track record of not allowing a single property tax increase during all five years that I served on the Budget Committee.”

“During my time on commission, we have been able to save the taxpayers $12 million on the school building fund, increase Roads Department’s budget to triple the number of miles paved per year, authorized the creation of Parrots Chapel fire department, put tax relief program in place for veterans and for seniors and worked for cost-of-living adjustments for county employees. Clearly, we can get a lot done when we share a sense of teamwork to tackle issues. That’s what I plan to bring every day.”

“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, tackling challenges and finding solutions.”

Mr. Tucker is a 47 year old native of Jefferson County Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Carson-Newman and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. In 1996, Robert founded PDS, a computer consulting company specializing in Web development, custom programming, and software training. And 22 years later his business is still creating innovative solutions for businesses nationwide.

Mr. Tucker is married to Kara (Corley) of Kingsport who he met while attending Carson Newman College. After 12 years as a teacher in Jefferson County, Kara now takes assignments as a certified interim teacher. 

Celebrating 25 years of marriage they have 3 sons ages 22, 21, and 19.

Mr. Tucker will be running in the Republican Primary, which will be held on May 1, 2018. Early voting for the May 1 Primary begins April 11, 2018. The winner will face the Democratic nominee in the general election in August 2018.

For more information on Mr. Tucker, please visit www.VoteRobertTucker.comor visit

For any questions, please contact Titan Political Strategies at (865) 466-9235 or Mr. Tucker at 865-919-6831 or

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