At 17 years old, Central Magnet High School student Zach Ouellette announced his candidacy for Murfreesboro City Council.
Zach Ouellette grew up in the Murfreesboro City school system and understands the importance of a high-quality education. Being a student and the son of two teachers in Murfreesboro, Ouellette recognizes that there are dire problems in our education system that must be addressed. He knows that high-quality public schools lead to high paying jobs in Murfreesboro and wants to stand up for students and teachers.
Ouellette is disappointed in the actions of the current city council and wants to keep taxes and spending low, bring more jobs to the city and set up a brighter future for the generations to come. He understands that fiscal responsibility is the keystone of a successful economy.
On the recent property tax increase, Ouellette is adamant about reducing unnecessary spending to allow a future with lower taxes for the people of Murfreesboro. By spending only on what we need and leaving what we merely want up to the private sector, Ouellette believes that Murfreesboro will see an improved standard of living, all at a lower tax rate.
“It is time for a new perspective on old issues. We have to reign in spending where we don’t need it so we can allocate funds to what we do need, especially education and infrastructure,” said Ouellette.
As an awarded student and member of the student council at Central Magnet High School, Ouellette is familiar with leadership. He is also active in Rutherford County politics. He has had a wonderful childhood in Murfreesboro and wants to repay the people for the amazing environment they create by spending his adult years as a servant to the people. Zach plans to run his campaign with three things in mind that are taught well at Central Magnet: listening, hard work, and perseverance.