The Republican Party of Rutherford County, Tennessee

Candidate Comparison – Highway Commission / Road Board Zone 3

Candidate Comparison – Highway Commission / Road Board Zone 3

Dear Member:

Another contested race is for the Highway Board (also known as the Road Board) in Zone 3. This area includes Christiana, Kittrell and Buchanan. Due to the structure of our county charter, candidates in this race only have the opportunity to run as independents.

Listed below are the profiles provided by the candidates running, complete with their public record voting history. Please note that the voting records show the primary election preference of each candidate, R = Republican; D = Democrat and the listing has the most recent election listed first.


Donna Barrett

GOP Chairman


Doug Bodary
Doug Bodary

Candidate Name: Doug Bodary

Voting History (2016 – 2004): RRRRRRDDDDD

Marital status: Married to Lara (Hutton) Bodary
Children:  Eden and Claire Bodary

Educational Experience:  
Certified Public Accountant (TN License #19127)
MBA, Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. in Accounting, Tennessee Technological University

Work Experience: 
Finance Consultant with the University of Tennessee, County Technical Assistance Service providing financial assistance to county elected/appointed officials including county highway departments in Middle Tennessee.
Former State of Tennessee Comptroller Auditor, Division of County Audit (used to audit, among other counties, Rutherford County government’s financial operations).
Honorably discharged United States Army Veteran (M1 Abrams tank crewmember).

Why you are running for this position:
Being the father of two young ladies that will soon be of driving age, I have a very personal, vested interest in seeing our county roads well maintained and as safe as our road department budget will allow.  I believe my background and experience will help the road board and county road superintendent with identifying proven best practices from other Tennessee counties and other States in order to enhance the road system in Rutherford County while saving our tax dollars. I also believe my professional background and understanding of governmental accounting and auditing will bring enhanced oversight of our county tax funds.

Campaign contact information:
Cell phone (615) 653-7001

If elected I will maintain the Facebook page and phone number for County Road Board Zone 3 residents to be able to conveniently see a list of upcoming paving and bridge projects in our zone, as well as a quick way for them to contact me with a concern/question dealing with our county roads.

Bubba Jones
Bubba Jones

Candidate Name: Randal “Bubba” Jones

Voting History (2016-1996): RDRDRDDDDDDDDDDDDR

Marital status: Married 38 years to Becky Jones
Children: 2 girls and a boy; 6 grandchildren

Educational Experience:
First class of Riverdale High School
I have a lot of education in fire and medical service

Work Experience :
34 yrs. with Murfreesboro Fire Dept. retired on July 3, 2016 as captain; 28 yrs. in that position.

Why you are running for this position:
I was born and raised in Rutherford County.  I have been on the Road Board for 4 terms. I was encouraged by Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan to run for the seat back then. I have been blessed with a lot of friends in my area; Kittrell, Christana, and Buchanan. I love helping my community and making it better.

Campaign contact information:
You can always call me at 615-202-7925. or e-mail me at