General Election on:

Tuesday - November 8, 2016

About Me


Hello, my name is Karl Gillespie, and I am running for District II County Commissioner.  I am a fifth generation Maconian and am very proud to be from Macon County.  In 1999, I started National Communications, Inc. (NCI) with one technician, since then NCI has grown to become a regional company providing the installation and maintenance of all types of low voltage services, including phone systems, security, camera, fiber optic and IT services.  I am actively involved in our community as a member of the Macon County Planning Board, Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees and Macon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  I am a Member of First United Methodist Church. I am married to Janet Taylor Gillespie and have one son, Logan.

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My Key Issues

Economic Development

We should promote an economic climate in Macon County that attracts new business and encourages our present business to expand and grow. We must be as aggressive as possible in competing for new businesses.


We should support the highest standards of education for our children, they are the future of Macon County.  Class sizes should be maintained to promote effective learning.  We should create a pathway for all of our high school graduates who aspire to further education.

Financial Accountability and Transparency

Every dollar must be spent wisely. We must constantly work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government.  This can be done while providing the citizens of Macon County all the services they are accustomed to, while keeping taxes as low as possible.

Preservation of our Natural Resources and Quality of Life for all Residents

Macon County is blessed with natural beauty that many other areas do not have. The land, air and water that we all benefit from must be preserved for future generations. This can be done while using our natural resources for outdoor recreation and tourism, while maintaining the small town atmosphere and rural character of Macon County.

Sustainable Employment Opportunities

Sustainable employment co exists with economic development, jobs and opportunities expand when the economy expands.  We should work towards the development of good and decent jobs that allow citizens to grow and better themselves.

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Phone: 828 306-6001
860 Corbin Rd.

Franklin, NC 28734

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