Tennessee is a national economic leader, and Chattanooga plays a critical role in strengthening our economy. Greg knows that Hamilton County is an excellent place to create jobs and grow a business because he’s done it here. Greg co-founded Morning Pointe Senior Living 25 years ago, which now operates more than 35 care centers across five Mid-South states, employing more than 900 people across Tennessee – 400 in Hamilton County – with its headquarters in Ooltewah, in the heart District 29. He is committed to continuing Tennessee’s economic success by preserving and improving the business-friendly policies that create jobs and bring companies to our state. That means eliminating costly and burdensome regulations so that our businesses can expand and enshrining the right to work in Tennessee’s Constitution. Additionally, as a strong proponent for community colleges and vocational education programs, Greg will continue his and Governor Lee’s efforts to expand workforce development programs in Tennessee. Our community colleges and vocational education programs are vital to ensuring Tennessee’s workforce is prepared for 21st Century jobs. Greg will also use his business experience in the General Assembly to push for a fiscally conservative budget that gets the government out of the way, allows small businesses to thrive, strengthens our workforce and creates new opportunities for all Tennesseans to succeed.
Tennessee is among the least taxed states in America, and Greg will fight to make sure it stays that way. As a businessman, Greg knows that the key to economic success and increased opportunities for Tennesseans is keeping taxes low. Starting with just a plan and the last paycheck from his former employer, Greg built a successful first-class senior care company because of Tennessee’s business-friendly policies. He supports the responsible work of our state leaders to pass fiscally conservative budgets and eliminate burdensome regulations that hold Tennesseans and businesses back. In the General Assembly, Greg will continue to work for lower taxes so that large and small businesses can grow and create more opportunities for Tennesseans, and our economy can continue to strengthen.
Greg is 100 percent pro-life and is committed to being a voice for our most vulnerable – the unborn. Greg knows that a child is the most precious gift given by God. He is committed to fighting so that all Tennesseans – born and unborn – are valued and have a chance to live and grow. He was proud of the General Assembly and Governor Bill Lee’s work to get the heartbeat bill signed into law. In the General Assembly, Greg will be a strong voice for the voiceless because he knows that all life is sacred and God-given.
Our Founding Fathers were clear when they wrote the Constitution – especially when it comes to the Second Amendment. Greg believes it is vital that we preserve the Second Amendment. He applauded the General Assembly’s work to make Tennessee a Second Amendment sanctuary state. Greg also supported the General Assembly’s work to allow Tennessee to join the 18 other states allowing constitutional carry. As your Representative, Greg will always defend the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding Tennesseans to protect themselves.
Greg is passionate about Tennessee’s great outdoors and open spaces. This passion has led him to be the current chairman of the Land Trust for Tennessee and former chairman of the National Parks Conservation Association. Greg protected his 300-acre farm in Georgetown – including the well-known Vital Buffalo Farm – in 2006 as part of the Land Trust for Tennessee’s first conservation easement in Southeast Tennessee. In 2019, he protected additional land when he and his neighbors partnered to conserve 114-acres of farmland in the Harrison community. In the General Assembly, Greg will continue to champion property rights and oppose the abusive use of eminent domain. Greg will always work to keep our land and open spaces pristine for generations to come.
Greg knows we must protect the integrity of our electoral system and stop voting irregularities. The right to vote and lawfully participate in the democratic process is one of our most sacred rights as American citizens. Greg is committed to protecting our elections so that all Tennesseans are confident in our electoral process and results. Greg will continue working to secure our electoral process in the General Assembly and ensure that all Tennessee elections are free and fair.
For Tennessee to remain successful for years to come, we must ensure that our students receive the best education possible. Greg is committed to making sure our schools have the teachers, funds and resources they need to build up the next generation of Tennesseans. He supports the General Assembly’s school choice initiatives because no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school. He also supported the General Assembly’s effort to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in our schools. Our children should be given the tools they need to create opportunities and achieve the American dream, not taught Democratic propaganda. Additionally, Greg is committed to the education required to succeed in business. In the General Assembly, Greg will continue his long commitment to ensure our community colleges and vocational education programs have the resources they need to prepare Tennessee’s workforce for future jobs. An exceptional workforce is critical to ensuring Tennessee remains a national economic leader.
Our law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe. Greg has the most profound appreciation and respect for their sacrifice to protect Tennesseans and our families. As your Representative, Greg will do everything in his power to support our law enforcement officers and keep fighting to ensure they have the resources needed to do their jobs safely. He will strongly oppose any initiatives seeking to defund the police. Greg is committed to standing firmly in support of those on the thin blue line.
The brave men and women serving in the American Armed Forces risk their lives to protect freedom here and abroad, and they deserve all of our support. As the son of a World War II veteran, who fought in seven major invasions in the Pacific theatre, Greg understands that freedom isn’t free. That’s why he continues to help our local American heroes as a board member for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga. In the General Assembly, Greg will do everything within his power to support our active-duty military members, veterans and their families. We must ensure that our American heroes are well-equipped and have all the resources they need to successfully complete their missions and return to civilian life.
Our roads, bridges and waterways are vital to Tennessee’s economy. Hamilton County, especially, is a transportation hub – our infrastructure must be up-to-date and compatible with the technology driving businesses today and in years to come. In order for Hamilton County to compete with the rest of an increasingly digital world, we must ensure that all of our residents have access to quality broadband internet services. Greg knows that broadband access can make or break the success of communities, and he will continue to fight to ensure more access is available so that they can be successful. Greg will also continue to ensure our roadways and waterways are fixed and repaired in the General Assembly.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 94 girls are trafficked in Tennessee on an average weekend. That is especially prevalent in Chattanooga with the connection of so many highways and roadways. Greg believes that human trafficking is one of the most heinous and cowardly crimes to commit. The General Assembly and Governor Lee have taken significant steps to end human trafficking, but more must be done. In office, Greg will work with our local shelters and non-profits to ensure they have the resources they need to help those in need, and he will fight to end human trafficking in Tennessee.
Due to failed policies and lack of leadership, there is a humanitarian crisis at our southern border which has allowed violent criminals like MS-13 gang members, sex offenders, drug traffickers, human traffickers and terrorists into the country. Now, every town in America has become a border town. To help solve this crisis, Greg believes we must continue to build the wall at our southern border and enforce our immigration laws to the fullest extent. He supports the General Assembly and Governor Bill Lee’s efforts to keep our communities safe and will continue their efforts as your Representative. Greg is committed to doing everything within his power to help fix our broken immigration system and keep our communities safe.