ELECTION 2014: Magistrate: District 3: Tim Willard

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Longtime Roll Forming employee vying for magistrate

By Lisa King

A longtime employee of Roll Forming Corporation is one of two Republican candidates vying for the open magisterial seat in District 3 being vacated by Magistrate Allen Ruble who is retiring.

Tim Willard, a Shelby County native, is a master roll operator at Roll Forming, where he has worked for 37 years.

He said he decided to run for magistrate at the request of Allen Ruble.

“Allen Ruble called me and asked me if I wanted to run in his place, so I saw it as a better way to help improve life here in Shelby County for my family and friends,” he said.

Willard was elected constable in District 2 in 2010. He is now in District 3, because of redistricting.

“I have always volunteered for different things here in the county, like the like Shelby County Fire Department and Simpsonville Fire Department,” he said.  

Willard is a former volunteer fire fighter of nine years, an EMT of eight years and former special deputy sheriff for one year.

He said one of the things he would like to see get done in District 3 is to have a traffic light installed at the intersection of Midland Industrial Drive and Freedom’s Way as well as an additional exit from Collins High School.

Willard is a past member of the Fraternal Order of Police, an internal auditor of 15 years at Roll Forming, and the founder of Disappeared, a Facebook page that posts missing children and adults throughout Kentucky.

He is a member of United Baptist Gratz Church.


The candidate: Tim Willard

AGE: 56

PARTY: Republican

CURRENT ROLE: Roll Forming Corp. master roll operator

EDUCATION: Boys Town High School

FAMILY: Daughter, Shelbye Willard