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One of Karl’s greatest strengths as a leader is that he knows how to bring people together to solve problems and make our communities better. He wants to hear from you and learn your ideas for the future of Tennessee.

Join our campaign community by adding your name to one of our constituent groups or connect with us through one of our social networking sites. If you have questions, please email us at info@karldean.com.

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Constituent Groups

Anne and I are both the children of Army veterans. I am honored to have the support and guidance of such a distinguished group of men and women who have served our country. As governor, I will work to increase Medicaid funding for Tennesseans, including veterans and their families. Additionally, I will seek solutions to expand the number of state veterans service officers and to increase support for county veterans service officers – all of whom perform critical work to help veterans gain access to the benefits they are owed and resources that can help them build successful civilian lives after military service. –Karl Dean 

Track Record

As Mayor of Nashville, Karl re-established a Davidson County Metro Government Veterans Service Officer position in 2014 to help promote and protect the rights of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents. County veterans service officers, like the one Dean appointed in Nashville, assists veterans and their families with such things as federal burial and survivor benefits, as well as link them to educational and employment opportunities.

Karl's Promise to Veterans & Military Families

As Governor of Tennessee, Karl will work to expand the number of state veterans service officers and recruit additional resources for county veterans service officers to support veteran healthcare, housing, employment, and education opportunities.

About Veterans & Military Families for Karl Dean

Veterans and Military Families for Dean is composed of veterans and family members from multiple generations, and all regions of the state, who will provide counsel to the campaign on issues including veteran healthcare, housing, employment, and education opportunities.

Veterans and Military Families for Dean founding members include:

  • Lionel Barrett of Centerville, U.S. Army Veteran
  • Erin Coleman of Nashville, U.S. Army Veteran
  • Cindy Humphrey of Johnson City, Tennessee Army National Guard
  • Ken Irvine of Knoxville, U.S. Army Veteran
  • Ken Jordan of South Pittsburg, U.S. Air Force Veteran
  • Thomas Keefe of Loudon, U.S. Army Veteran
  • Hon. William Owen of Knoxville, U.S. Navy Veteran
  • John Rutherford of Nashville, U.S. Air Force Veteran
  • Thurston Smith of Memphis, U.S. Army Veteran
  • Robert Tuke of Nashville, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
  • Hon. Tanaka Vercher of Nashville, U.S. Navy Veteran

The Karl Dean campaign will be adding more constituent groups in the coming weeks. Check back soon for updates!

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