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Meet the Candidates: Ashli Shockley for Tullahoma Alderman

1.       Give personal background:

2.       Give work background:

3.       Why did you decide to run?

4.       What are the positives about being Mayor or Alderman?

5.       Negatives about the job?

6.       Any changes you would like to make?

7.       Tell people why they should vote for you:

  1. My parents moved to Tullahoma when I was six so my brother and I could have a quality education and more opportunities. After graduating THS in 2006 I moved to Cookeville to attend classes at Tennessee Tech University. I then moved to Nashville where I met my husband, Jason, who was joining the military. We lived all over the nation for several years until it was time for Jason to retire. We chose to come to Tullahoma to finally settle down and raise our three kids.
  • I grew up on a farm in Flat Creek and learned the value of hard work at an early age. While growing up I nannied and taught music classes to children. In college I worked nights at a grocery store and taught music classes to preschoolers on the weekends. Being a military spouse made it difficult to have a career, but I was still able to teach classes at the YWCA’s and volunteer with women shelters. When we moved back to Tullahoma, we made the tough decision for me to stay home and raise our children. I am currently a stay at home mom while volunteering throughout the community.
  • In these times our nation’s issues can weigh heavy on my heart so I have found the most effective way to cope with this is to stay busy by attending community events, volunteering with local organizations, and helping at my children’s school. Helping our nation starts at home so I decided to invest my energy and passion into our community by running for alderman.
  • The benefits of being alderman would be that I know that I am doing everything that I possibly can to make our city a better place. Another positive impact would be the diverse people that I would have the privilege to learn from. I strongly believe that we become better humans by listening to others and the stories and life experiences they have to share. As my father always told me, “God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason.”
  • The downside to the job would probably be always having to be aware of how my words could be taken out of context and unintentionally negatively impact a fellow citizen.
  • The changes I would like to make are more affordable housing options that suit the needs of many demographics, bring in more working-class jobs, and greatly improve public safety through pedestrian transit.
  • People should vote for me because I truly love my community. I was raised in Tullahoma and chose to return to Tullahoma to raise my children. I would love nothing more than to see my children do the same one day. The best way to make that happen is to serve my community and help make it be the place that they are proud of. I believe in Tullahoma.
Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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