Rick LaLance is a candidate for the Murfreesboro City Council.

“The quality of life in Murfreesboro is great. I am fortunate to have been able to grow up in safe neighborhoods, receive a quality education, have a good job and raise my family in Murfreesboro. The people who take care of our community do a good job. I want to continue that and make improvements wherever possible,” LaLance, Senior Vice President and Investment Advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners, said.

“The next Council will truly help shape the future of Murfreesboro. Voters want someone who is going to listen to all sides and make smart, reasonable decisions. I would like the opportunity to serve and influence those decisions that will impact our community for years to come.”

“I am concerned that a substantial percentage of our workforce commutes out of Rutherford County to their jobs, with most working in Nashville. We may not be able to change that in 1 to 2 years, but by focusing on the addition of high paying jobs we could over time,” LaLance said. “I certainly want to try.”

LaLance cites supporting police and firefighters, education, road usage, and parks and recreation as priorities. “Police and firefighters are generally under appreciated. My life is built around risk, but it’s money. If you take risk, you should be rewarded. I appreciate what they do,” he said. “A safe town like ours is one that can focus on a strong economy and a good quality of life for its residents.”

LaLance is a product of local schools. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University and attended Oakland High School, Central Middle School and Campus School.

LaLance is on the Advisory Board of the JPJ Foundation of Murfreesboro, founded by Joe Peebles, Jr. The Foundation provides scholarships to local minorities. He is a member of the Blue Raider Athletic Association. LaLance previously served as the Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Council for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the 2007 Leadership Rutherford class. LaLance and his wife, Lee Ann, have two children, Adam and Alison. The family has attended World Outreach Church for the past 12 years, where LaLance worked with the children’s ministry for four years. He is an avid hunter and angler and enjoys spending time with his family and watching his kids play soccer.