Meet Gary Moore

Gary Moore is a lifelong resident of Davidson County and he is a proud member of First Baptist Church Joelton. Gary was married over fifty-one years to the late Gloria Wilson Moore. God blessed them with two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

Gary retired from the Nashville Fire Department in 2011 after thirty-two years of service to Davidson County as a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT) and Captain. During his time with NFD, Gary served as President of IAFF Local 140, President of the Tennessee Professional Firefighters Association, and President and founding member of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters. Gary also served as President of the Tennessee AFL-CIO from 2011 to 2015, where he championed the issues of working men and women of Tennessee. He also served as a delegate to the Middle Tennessee Central Labor Council.

He is a member of Nashville Fire Fighters IAFF Local 140, Fraternal order of Police Lodge Five, and Communication Workers/United Campus Workers.

Gary also served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2005-2012. While in the Legislature, Gary served on many committees, including State and Local Government Committee, Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee, House Judiciary Committee and the Joint Committee on Diabetes Prevention.

Equally important to serving four terms as a State Representative, Gary has a lengthy track record of public service including his involvement with environmental groups and with concerns related to working men and women; and he is a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility in government.

In addition to his public service, Gary has a lifetime of community service. As a former member of the Joelton Community Club, he coached Tee-ball, football, and basketball. He also served with the Joelton Civitan Club, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, numerous Davidson County Community Clubs. Other organizations such as “Residents United for Rural Area Living” (R.U.R.A.L.) and “Citizens Coalition for an Improved Environment.” Gary helped extensively to lead the Citizens Coalition in a successful fight to keep a landfill out of Joelton. He also helped organize Concerned Citizens for a Safe Environment (C.C.S.E.). He helped lead C.C.S.E. in a valiant battle with Kinder-Morgan and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to keep a gas compressor station out of Joelton. While serving as a State Legislator, Gary was key in keeping a landfill out of Bellevue in 2006

Gary was instrumental in securing funding for the Paradise Ridge Community Park and seeing it to fruition.

Although he serves on several non-profit organizations, he is most proud of creating Property Tax Assistance, Inc., a non-profit that aids qualified seniors in paying property taxes.