I believe the greatest value we have as Tennesseans is the spirit of volunteering. Growing up, my family spent our Thanksgivings, Christmases and other times when help was needed working at a mental health rehab organization. We cooked for and served those who were forgotten and abandoned by family.
I spent my time as a youth (15-19) over in India doing missions. Painting orphanages, helping in remote villages, and providing aid after the massive 2001 earthquake in Gujarat. My favorite memory was the light spark in the eyes of a woman with leprosy who hasn't been touched in a decade when I hugged her.
These are the values I teach my son. To live a life of service and love.
Knowing that people associate Tennessee with volunteerism makes me proud to say I am from here. I am teaching my son this, and encourage young people to do as much as often as they can.
I have always put my money where my mouth is. You can trust me when I say I will vote in the best interest of our children, teachers and Williamson county families. Showing up matters. I've been advocating for our teachers and children for a few years now, out on the front lines.
Paid for by COLEMAN FOR WCSB; Christy Coleman Treasurer