Author: Karen Stell

Democracy is still a test

Democracy is still a test.  After 230 years, Thomas Jefferson’s idea is still spinning around the world in different forms and fashions.  With individual freedom on one hand and the collective action of government on the other, there will always be tension between the two. ...

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John out on the campaign trail

On September 29th a meet and greet was hosted by Kirk and Roxan Vandivort of Burns and on October 7th, a meet and greet with John was held at the home of Tom and Charlene Cullen of Kingston Springs, Tennessee.    A good crowd of...

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Want to help protect the vote?

Want to help protect the vote this November? We need people like you to monitor the integrity of our election, and make sure no one is denied their right to vote. If you're interested in serving as a poll watcher or hotline volunteer, sign up at...

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Future Infrastructure Needs

In the early 1850s, cities increasingly realized that clean water and the treatment of waste water were public health issues best overseen by government.  By ensuring clean water, many health issues were addressed that made society work more efficiently, and many deaths were prevented.   Government...

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Adapting to a changing world

Middle Tennessee and the world are constantly changing.  We will face many new challenges and opportunities in District 78 as our region develops and shifts.  Examples include, new technology, increasing population (approximately 100 daily moving into our region), new cultures assimilating, and a shifting climate. ...

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Partisanship

With 80 days until election, it has been an honor to be a part of this campaign.  So far, we have knocked on over 5,000 doors and made 2,000 phone calls.  And, I knew I would meet some caring, good citizens, but am touched by...

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