Forward Together

Building a Vibrant and Sustainable Knoxville

Why I'm Running

I’m running to improve the quality of life for every resident of Knoxville; for your family, as much as mine. Knoxville’s next chapter can be vibrant, safe, equitable, and sustainable. Creating that future requires empathy, creative solutions, effective progress.  Strong neighborhoods, everyday economics, and a healthy environment are critical to a vibrant and sustainable Knoxville. And, effective progress can get us there. Help me create Knoxville’s next chapter.

The Issues

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A Vibrant South Knoxville and Fort Sanders

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A local and connected outdoor community.

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Everyday Economics

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Investing in people, for people. 

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Safe and Strong Neighborhoods

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The best quality of life for Knoxville residents.

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Sustainable Knoxville

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Sustainable green spaces and waterways.

Effective progress means building bridges. Caring for one another requires transparency, empowering people, disagreeing well, and meaningful solutions that actually help people. Working together wins.   

Effective Progress

CHAMPION FOR A VIBRANT SOUTH KNOXVILLE AND FORT SANDERS

A few years ago, South Knoxville seemed to be an afterthought. Bridges and businesses closed, and it seemed as though this side of the river had been left behind. Now, the 1st District's future is bright. Sustaining this progress requires an advocate who knows every square mile and recognizes the untapped opportunity in the community

EMPOWER EVERYONE

It is time to invest in people as much as we invest in places. Poverty is everyone’s priority, and Knoxville is only as strong as the least among us. We need connections to work including transit, training, and technology. Small business support leads to big gains for people.

EFFECTIVE PROGRESS

Being progressive is only as good as the actual progress we make. We share basic ideals of equity, accountability, justice, and kindness. So, what are we going to do about it? It takes a deep understanding of the challenges, creative solutions, and the ability to build consensus.  

WORKING TOGETHER WINS

Building bridges means thoughtful progress. A united Knoxville requires disagreeing well and finding ways to win together. We don't have to choose between one neighborhood over another; each community requires its own investments that fit the people who live there. Knoxville solutions are welcome - where we discuss, listen and make choices based on mutual respect, even if perspectives differ.