District 4 is east of Interstate 65 and includes Cool Springs as well as McKay’s Mill and the Clovercroft and Trinity areas. If you vote at Prairie Life, Millview Church of Christ or Franklin Christian, you’re in District 4. Confirm your district by entering your address here.
Facebook page: Liked by District 4 WCSB member Anne McGraw
Current school engagement: Father of two Page High School students who previously attended Trinity Elementary and Page Middle
Professional: Director of Next Gen Discipleship in the Tennessee conference of The United Methodist Church; former biology and physical science teacher, student council advisor, freshman football coach, and assistant wrestling coach at Overton High School in Nashville; bachelor’s degree and Secondary Education Certification from Indiana University-Bloomington
History: Moved to the Nashville area in 1997 and relocated to Franklin in 1998
Other groups and associations: Board of Directors for Project Transformation Tennessee
“I’m running because as a parent of kids who’ve been through the system and a former teacher, I believe that it’s time for folks like me to become involved in public service. Whatever I can do to help our schools have the resources they need is what we all need to be about.”
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Professional: Retired; former assistant superintendent for Rutherford County Schools in charge of all new school construction for six-and-a-half years
History: District 4 WCSB member from 2008-2014. In April 2014, Kathy Danner, District 4 County Commissioner, disclosed that there was a “team effort” coordinated by local community organizer Chuck Shelton and political consultant and Franklin Alderman Bev Burger (among others) to “vet” Williamson County School Board candidates.
“I have always supported Tim,” Danner said. Believing McLaughlin was going to seek re-election, she asked the person she had thought would be the best fit for the seat — if available — not to file. “In my opinion, you don’t run against an incumbent unless there’s a reason to fire the incumbent.” When asked about her references to wanting to put a conservative and Christian candidate in the race, Danner said, “The school board votes on issues that touch on those things that are considered ideologically conservative, and that’s something I support.”
Politics: Serves on the board of the Franklin Clapham Group with chair Bev Burger, 2014 WCSB candidate Patsy Writesman, and 2014-18 Williamson County Commissioner Sherri Clark. The mission of the Franklin Clapham Group is to “promote the application of a Biblical worldview in all spheres of life, including but not limited to, self-conduct, family, church and civil government, using all means possible.”
Other groups and associations: The Raining Season, a nonprofit that helps children in Sierra Leone, Africa
“With the number of kids coming in every year, we’ve got to get a handle on how to reduce costs in school construction.”
Current school engagement: Father of three WCS students
Professional: Executive Vice President / Director of Lending, First Community Mortgage, Inc.; bachelor’s degree from Indiana University
History: Moved to Williamson County in 2002
Politics: Aims to “exclude partisan politics from the school board”; qualified as a D4 WCSB candidate in 2014 but later withdrew his name from consideration allowing former WCSB member Paul Bartholomew to run unopposed
“It’s always been in my heart to serve in this capacity. When I was 19 years old, I interned in the mayor’s office in my hometown … I fell in love with local government.”
Other groups and associations: Brentwood United Methodist Church leadership roles, fundraiser and program volunteer for the Davis House, Inc.
“We have a lot of multi-family development in District 4. And with that growth will come rezoning. I want to make sure District 4 is not victim of poor zoning patterns.”