Photo courtesy of Bob Peterman
By BROOKE WANSER
Bob Peterman, president of his Homeowner’s Association and an at-large member of the Williamson County Traffic Strategy Panel, has filed his petition announcing he will run for one of the two District 9 County Commission seats in next year’s election.
Peterman moved to Franklin in 2004 after many commutes from his former home in Atlanta to Nashville. He lives in Temple Hills and has been involved with traffic strategy in the county commission since 2016. Were he to be elected, Peterman said he aims to focus on traffic congestion and schools.
“Traffic and school overcrowding are already a big issue,” he said in a written release. “Growth projections over the next decade call for nearly $1 billion investment in school construction and roadway improvements alone. Add this the county’s $600 million in existing debt, and something’s got to give.”
Peterman is retired, and emphasized that he would be able to devote a lot of his time to county issues.
“I have the energy and commitment to work for the District full time,” he wrote, “and to work in partnership with all levels of government and other community leaders to craft bold yet practical solutions to meet our rapidly increasing challenges.”
On his website, his key points include:
- Protect Williamson County residents’ property values and quality of life
- Preserve our scenic landscape and educational excellence for future generations
- Prosper under courageous leadership and teamwork with state and city governments
Peterman’s wife Debianne has her Ph.D. and is an independent healthcare consultant; together they have three grown children.
720 Wild Timber Ct., Franklin, TN 37069
Phone: (615) 495-7347