I am excited to announce that I will be running for the Tennessee State Senate in District 14.
My family has lived in middle Tennessee for seven generations. I grew up with a mom and dad that sat at the kitchen table with me and my sister every night for dinner. They taught us to work hard, follow our dreams, balance our checkbooks, and took us to church every Sunday morning. My mom was an educator and my dad was a small businessman; both mom and dad believed real purpose is found by using your talents and passions to serve others. They made sure I understood this.
Some of my fondest memories growing up were dove hunting with dad, playing sports in high school, eating lunch at my grandmother’s house on Sunday’s, and always making time for college football on Saturday afternoons.
After college, I married my wife Amanda, had three great children and bought into a small family pharmacy in Murfreesboro. Over the last 20 years, I have started new businesses, created jobs, enjoyed giving back to my community and served as a deacon in my church.
I am a conservative businessman that has never served a day in public office. I am big picture thinker, an encourager and a strategist that likes to work with others to solve complex problems and create a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.
I am focusing on three things in this campaign:
Strong Families – If you want a strong state, then we need to equip our state’s families with the necessary tools to attract quality jobs, educate our children, have clean air and water, have safe neighborhoods and tolerable traffic and can attend a house of worship freely on Sunday morning.
Building Businesses – Businesses are, too often, overtaxed, overregulated, over mandated, over litigated and often under-appreciated. We need to clear the way for Tennessee to become an economic juggernaut and offer excellent high paying jobs.
Rethink Healthcare – Tennessee has always been a thought leader in how we provide healthcare access to our citizens. With middle Tennessee’s emergence as the healthcare capital of the country, it is time for our state to take control of its own healthcare destiny. We must rethink complex issues in order to encourage greater competition within the healthcare marketplace to give the consumer more say with their healthcare choices. It is also imperative that we take, very seriously, the rising opiate crisis in order to protect those most vulnerable.
Bottom line, I want to use my experience running successful businesses in healthcare to create conservative solutions for obstacles that are facing our great state. As a state senator, you can count on me to uphold the Tennessee values I grew up with – faith, family, and freedom.
Join me in creating an Unstoppable Tennessee. I appreciate your support and prayers as we approach the special election primary on Thursday, January 25.