Davidson County is one of the best places in America to live. I was born and raised here. I have built a business here and raised a family. I feel blessed and just can’t think of living anywhere else.
Our County’s strengths have made us a magnet for hard-working and talented people who have come here from across America and across the world seeking a better life and more opportunity.
Whatever our differences, we all want the same thing. A good job with good wages and a chance to move up or a business of our own. A decent home to live in, with safe streets and equal justice for all. A quality school system to enable our kids the best of chances to realize their full potential. A place to grow old with dignity.
Still, for all our promises and our prospects, not all have been able to share equally in building a brighter future for themselves and their families. And that’s just wrong.
If we are to move boldly into the future we must all move together. That’s not just the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing to do. We must be “One Nashville.”
Many Black and Latino and Asian-owned small businesses have been forced to close -- many permanently. That means dreams deferred and jobs lost.
And the pandemic has disproportionately affected those with already compromised health challenges, many of them Blacks and Latinos.
If there were problems before, the road back from the pandemic has left us with a truly steep climb.
It’s time for a change.
We need to build Davidson County back better than before.
Equity is at the core of my vision for progress. For years, I have been actively engaging community leaders throughout the county listening and learning more about how we can make things fairer and more just.
When we give the same opportunity and support to all residents -- no matter their skin color, gender, income, where they come from, or where in the county they reside – only then can we make sure all of Davidson County can finally live up to its full potential.
We will need to think, lead, and act differently. That’s exactly what I will do as your next Davidson County At-Large Council Member.