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I believe that people from both sides of the political aisle and political debate in Tennessee share an appreciation for the great outdoors. Families in East, Middle, and West Tennessee understand how important our state parks, farmlands, greenways, waterways, and air quality are to our economy, education, and health. In a time when there is so much division, I, and others, see an opportunity for progress. – Karl Dean
As Mayor of Nashville, Karl’s administration established a dedicated Office of Sustainability and:
- Expanded the city’s recycling program.
- Reduced the energy use of government buildings with more efficient features and energy monitoring.
- Reduced pollutants in the city’s waterways with new water-sewer infrastructure and stormwater requirements.
- Authored one of the first open space plans in the southeast, working through a public-private partnership, and acquired 4,534 acres of open space, expanding the city’s park space by 25 percent and doing so seven years ahead of schedule.
Karl’s Promise to Tennesseans Concerned About Our Environment
As governor, Karl will work to return Tennessee’s state parks to number one in the nation and ensure that protection of our beautiful state’s precious natural resources is a guiding principle throughout his administration’s efforts to grow our economy, support public education, and improve people’s health.
About Conservationists for Karl Dean
Conservationists for Dean is made up of a diverse, enthusiastic group of Tennesseans who believe the next Governor of Tennessee needs to make environmental stewardship a top priority.
Conservationists for Dean will be organizing “walk and talks” and other outdoor events across the state in Spring 2018.
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
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!