Retired Master Sergeant Ronnie Glynn, a small business owner and father of four, served with honor and distinction for over 23 years in the United States Army. He continues to serve his community as a mentor to youths through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Answering the call to serve once more, Ronnie's focus will be on jobs, education, and healthcare. He plans to build his work and service experience to bring positive and productive change to the lives of everyday Tennesseans.
As an outsider, Ronnie has a realistic approach to the problems people might face. Ronnie doesn't believe himself to be a know it all but he does believe that you must have the willingness to listen to all sides to find the best approach. As someone you can count on, he's the best person for the job to stand up for issues that affect the community.
Everyday Tennesseans shouldn’t have to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet and to provide for their families. We should support our workforce in ways to encourage creativity, productivity, and see their career as an investment to society. Workers’ rights have come a long way but we still have some ways to go. As a small business owner, I know how to create jobs and foster an environment that provides support to job creators.
Every student should be provided with the finest education so that they’re prepared for a competitive workforce. The current state legislature is gutting public education funding and proposing legislation that hurts our students and our teachers. I’m running to be a defender and a fighter for our public school system so that all of our students have the opportunity to succeed. After all, Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
Just like education, healthcare should be easily affordable and accessible to every individual. Every Tennessean is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and in order to have a healthy and happy life, healthcare is a necessity.
After serving their country, veterans deserve the respect and resources they deserve to prosper in society. As a veteran, I know the struggles some individuals may face when re-entering the workforce and reintegrating into society. Our elected officials should be providing resources to veterans and serve them just as the veterans served their country.
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Disclaimer: Any photo of Ronnie in his military uniform does not indicate an endorsement from the United States military.