Terry Roland

Terry has said, “It seems like a lifetime ago when I first ran against Ophelia Ford for state senate in 2005. That was a great eye opener when the Commercial Appeal ran the article about ‘dead bodies voting’ in that race.”

Since those days, Terry Roland has become a seasoned soldier when it comes to dealing with people in all areas of life. He has gained great knowledge and understanding about life and especially after seeing all of the crime, corruption, and cronyism as the late County Commissioner John Willingham use to say.​

And, after all the hard work, serving as a Shelby County Commissioner for the last 7 years and striving to protect the citizens from special interest, he is fully prepared to become the next Mayor of Shelby County.

Personal Accomplishments

  • Married to Christi Tedington Roland
  • Lifelong resident of Shelby County
  • Millington Central High School
  • University of Memphis
  • Member, Arlington, Bartlett, Millington Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Owner – Roland’s Amoco for 32 years
  • Executive Member Shelby County Republican Party
  • Republican State Committeeman, Senate District 29
  • Board of Directors, Professional Care Services
  • Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association
  • President, Rural Action Group
  • Member, First Baptist Church
  • Member, Highland Hundred
  • President, Forest Drive Civic Club
  • Shelby County Republican Party – 2014 Outstanding Elected Official Award
  • Shelby County Republican Party – 2015 Republican of the Year Award

Accomplishments As County Commissioner

Terry Roland has been a truly valuable asset to the citizens of Shelby County that most never hear about.​


  1. Fought for an educated and trained workforce
  2. Companies transferring capital and wealth to DeSoto County
  3. Stopped costly Seismic Codes for insurance and building codes
  4. Father of TIF’s –
  5. Created EDGE and ensured a way out of it. –
  6. Successfully lobbied to raise the BEP –
  7. Extra funding for Municipal School Districts
  8. Extra funding for all Chambers of Commerce
  9. Extra funding for Pre-K in Shelby County
  10. Extra funding for Regional One


  1. Supported Shelby County Sheriff’s Budget
  2. Failed computer issues in the jails
  3. Brought to light inability Federal Prisoners leaving the facilities.


  1. Cross Political and Racial lines
  2. Community Enhancement Grants
  3. Fought for the employees and retiree
  4. Single Member Districts


  1. Autonomy for the suburbs
  2. Made the Ethics Ordinance stronger
  3. Stopped the Wage Theft Ordinance the Living Wage
  4. Lowered the Mayor’s contracting authority from $100,000 to $ 50,000
  5. Eliminated Part Time Attorneys
  6. Kept MCS’s OPEB off the backs of suburban taxpayers
  7. Presides over every elected officials budget
  8. Chairman: Legislative Affairs Committee
    Land Use Planning
    Transportation Committee
    Code Enforcement Committee
  9. Member:  S.C. Agricultural Extension Committee
    S.C. Beer Board
    Retirement Board
  10. As chairman of land use and code committee successfully let the effort in completing roads and bridges projects including paving.
  11. As Legislative Chairman, Terry successfully lobbied federal and state governments to help fund Regional One, education and transportation projects.


  1. Food Deserts
  2. Stopped a gravel pit
  3. County Ambulance service
  4. Saved the Shelby Forest Boat Ramp
  5. Annexation and De-Annexation legislation
  6. Wind / Solar Energy projects (Clean Line Energy)
  7. $153,000 to the Veterans Home in Arlington
  8. Successfully lobbied to raise the BEP