Family

Married 23 years to Catherine Dominy (Metro school teacher)

Father to Alexandria, Anna and Aaron


Professional

Business Owner for over 18 years

24-year Graphic Design Professional

Nashville Christian Business Network

Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce


Education

BFA: Commercial Art from Middle Tennessee State University


Personal

21-year member of Christ Church

5 mission trips to Ukraine and/or Russia

6-year Christ Church Choir member

9-year bible study leader


Public Service

Elected in August 2007 as District 28 Councilman

Lighthouse Christian School Funding Board Member (2011)

Co-founder and Executive Board Member of Southeast Nashville Recovery

Council Committee service includes: Education (3rd year); Planning & Zoning (2nd year) Budget & Finance; Convention & Tourism; Health & Hospitals; Parks Library & Entertainment; Metro Action Commission Board

Antioch Cluster Parent Group, Chair (2003-2005)

MNPS Parents’ Advisory Council (2002-2007)

Mayor’s School Funding Task Force

Alignment Nashville Operating Board (2004-2007)

Cherokee Hills Neighborhood Watch

Officer of Election at Apollo Middle for 13-years

Antioch Together Member


Personal thoughts

We encounter many things as we journey through life. These experiences make us who we are. They provide a foundation from which we can build, and a framework upon which we grow. If we are wise and learn from them, they provide us values and principles we can apply to other areas of our life.. Through the years, I have learned a few principles that we as a society, we would do well to restore.

Born in Orlando, Florida, a locality many people desire to visit, one where you can put your feet in the sand. Living there, I learned that sand between your toes is pleasant and comforting when the experience is limited. However, like government, it can become annoying when it is everywhere, all the time.

I became interested in our election process while studying the Presidential primary candidates at Pine Castle Elementary. I started noticing what was said and what was done were often two different things. Over the years, I’ve watched candidates make “political promises” which sounded nice but were not within their control. I heard political rhetoric that was inflammatory but not very factual. For the good of our community, this divide between truth and rhetoric cannot continue. I’ve found most voters desire respect and a willingness to listen, not empty promises and partisan pandering.

I recall memorizing the preamble, while a bit annoying at the time, it has created the foundation for how I process political thought. You remember, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The simplicity, yet powerful elegance of this beginning statement will always amaze me. We should honor the sound principles that permeate this inspired document and return to its wise limitations.

Playing Little League baseball, I learned how teamwork can make all the difference in winning or losing. The challenge I find in our representative republic is that many of our elected officials have forgotten who their teammates are. We the people need to be included on the team. As your councilman, I will team-up with you, the residents of our community.

In baseball, both teams desire to win; yet only one gets to claim the victory. Sometimes, the team that’s favored finishes in the losing column. Personally, I’ve found that this occurs more often when an opponent thinks they can’t lose or the win belongs to them. A resent Massachusetts election comes to mind.

As a teen growing up on a farm and graduating from Loretto High School in 1982, I learned hard work and perseverance are necessary for success. Civic duty, hands-on-service and creative, critical thinking became honored principles through my participation in 4-H, Future Farmers of America and The National Beta Club. I look forward to working with you to represent our community.

 

 

 
     
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