The quotes, Wilder says, represent the non-partisan way he runs his county office.
On a window sill are a stack of albums, several David Allan Coe, Doc and Merle Watson and the Eagles. Wilder listens to them while he works here at night. He said that in his 12 years as judge-executive he has spent most Sunday afternoons at his desk working on county business.
"... Helping people, serving them"
This morning Wilder's calls will include one to the animal shelter. He wants to make sure something is being done about the pit bulls.
For the first time this year, Wilder is going to ask the county to buy him a computer. He uses the one in the office lobby but thinks he is going to need one for himself, as more and more of government is on the Internet and computers.
After a drive and dash lunch, Wilder has a meeting with a couple, who have handed him a six-page list of instructions for their wedding. He will perform three weddings a week and many on the weekend.
"I feel like I'm helping people, serving them," Wilder said about being a wedding officiant.
Soon, another couple grace the door, Tonya Lane and Dustin Campbell. They are here for their gazebo service. They wait while Wilder finishes talking to Junction City Mayor G.G. Harmon and then head outside.
They have come at a perfect time. A light drizzle outside has slowed to a stop.
Lane is wearing a smart, fitted black suit with pink pin stripes and black pumps. The groom is in black pants and a crisp blue shirt. Their wedding party snaps pictures as Wilder leads the couple in their vows and talks to them about the unending circle of love that their rings represent.
The couple kiss, and Wilder heads back to his office.
About 4 p.m. he changes into jeans, tennis shoes and a collared shirt. It is time for some door-to-door. Wilder said he has to squeeze his campaign around his judge-executive job, and that means mornings, evenings and weekends.
"I don't have the luxury of starting at noon," he said.Boyle judge-executive candidate Tony Wilder talks about his candidacy. (Liz Maples video)