Tennessee is facing a healthcare crisis with an unprecedented number of hospital closures. Rural hospitals not only save lives, they sometimes represent as much as 20% of a community's employment and income. The number of uninsured Tennesseans is growing by the day and for many families healthcare has become their number one concern. It's time for our legislators to give this crisis the attention and sense of urgency it deserves.
A top-notch education system is critical for quality of life and long-term viability of any community. As a former technology business owner and executive, I understand the importance of preparing children to compete for jobs. In recent years Williamson County schools have been impacted by rapid growth and we will see even more growth in the future. We have great schools now, but to maintain high quality we must find ways to better manage growth.
With decades of experience in the defense, aerospace and intelligence industry, as a business founder and executive, I am skilled at understanding complex systems, building relationships and finding ways to bring large groups of individuals together to achieve (seemingly impossible) missions. I will apply those skills to building a strong economy in Tennessee.
Tennessee is a spectacularly beautiful state. I fell in love with Williamson County instantly. We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to be good stewards of our land, water and air. I will work to find a balance between continued growth and protection of our environment.