The Hendersonville Standard has printed a profile of Brett Carter, the Gallatin native who has qualified to run for Bart Gordon’s seat. Here are some highlights, but you should click the link above to read the whole thing:
”To me, there still feels like there is a divide in our country between Democrat and Republican. I grew up in Gallatin mowing (political giant) Johnny Hayes’ yard, so you know I grew up a Democrat because that’s what Johnny thought everyone should be.
“However, I know people are looking for someone to start building a consensus in this country and I think I can do that. We need to do that.”
Carter’s love of politics began as far back as he can remember, back to his days growing up in nearby Bethpage. At the age of 10, he moved to Gallatin where he eventually graduated from Gallatin High School in 1990.
”The number one key issue is jobs. We have to get Americans back to work. We have to set a climate in America for business people to want to give people the opportunity to be employed, participate and support themselves,” Carter said.
“We think healthcare will be an issue that will always be with us. We have to address that because that’s where people are right now. People want health care reform, but they don’t know what is going on with it.
“And the third thing is spending. We have to get our spending under control in this country. There needs to be a wholesale effort to run government within its means.”
Another great Democratic candidate for TN-06!