Montgomery County, TN Democratic Candidates
Leadership for Local Progress
We are dedicated to choosing leaders who embody the diversity of our communities and comprehend the distinctive challenges and opportunities in each neighborhood.
Ronnie Glynn assumed office on November 8, 2022. Glynn graduated from Halls High School before serving in the U.S. Army from 1990 to 2014. He earned a B.S. in business administration from Trident University International in 2012. Glynn and his wife have four adult children and 11 grandchildren, eight of whom are students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Glynn is also a small business owner in Clarksville, TN.
Issues: Veterans and Military Families, Affordability, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Jobs, Protecting Voting Rights, Public Safety, Gun Violence, Education
Allie Phillips is a lifelong Tennessean. She was raised in Ashland City and now calls Clarksville home with her husband and daughter. She received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. In November 2022, Phillips and her husband learned she was pregnant. During a scan at 19 weeks, doctors informed Phillips that her unborn daughter, Miley Rose, was not compatible with life and that Phillips’ own life was in danger the longer she remained pregnant. Because of Tennessee’s abortion ban, Phillips made the difficult decision of traveling to New York to terminate the pregnancy. Now, Phillips is running to help improve healthcare and abortion access in Tennessee. She will be challenging incumbent Jeff Burkhart.
Issues: Healthcare, Reproductive Rights, Public Education, Gun Violence, Infrastructure
After retiring as an Army Master Sergeant with 21 years of honorable service, Karen chose to return to Clarksville to raise her sons and fully engage in the community. She is married to Billy Burgett and a proud mother of three sons, one of whom serves in the U.S. Navy. Karen holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education from East Carolina University. She is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and Leadership Clarksville Montgomery County School System. She worked as a Veteran Service Representative for the Veterans Benefits Administration and then as a Project Manager in Healthcare Informatics until 2021 at Blanchfield Army Hospital. Her education, experience, and commitment to others make Karen a valuable leader and resident in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. Reynolds will be challenging incumbent Bill Powers.
Issues: Traffic, Equality and Equity, Affordable Housing, Renewable Energy
Megan Barry is an American businesswoman and politician who served as the seventh mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from 2015 until March 6, 2018. One of Barry’s accomplishments was the creation and expansion of the Opportunity NOW program, which aimed to reduce the rising rates of youth violence and unemployment by creating 10,000 paid job and internship opportunities for Nashville’s teenagers and young adults throughout the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Barry will be challenging incumbent Mark Green.
Issues: Drug Overdose Crisis, Gun Violence, Rural Hospital Closures
Marquita Bradshaw is a Tennessee native, a Memphian who has extensive experience in the environmental justice movement and an advocate for human rights. Bradshaw grew up in South Memphis and is an alumna of University of Memphis. She is a single mom who raised her son on a working-class salary. Bradshaw’s career and service have spanned labor, environment, education reform, tax reform, trade policy, and social justice work. Her passion for a clean and safe environment drives her to raise awareness and fight for environmental justice which impacts the poor and most vulnerable in any society. She will be running against incumbent Marsha Blackburn.
State Representative Gloria Johnson has dedicated her life to serving Tennesseans, fighting for justice and standing tall for all who have been left out, left behind, or left without a voice. After the legislature took away a teacher’s seat at the table, she decided to run for the Tennessee House in Knoxville in 2012. In 2023, when a murderer stole the lives of three 9-year-olds and three adults in Nashville, she demanded Republican politicians in Nashville pass gun safety measures to prevent future shootings. Johnson is running for U.S. Senate because she knows it is time to shift power back where it belongs: with working and middle class families. She will be running against incumbent Marsha Blackburn.
Issues: Gun Reform, Reproductive Rights, Education
Civil Miller-Watkins is a native of Bolivar TN, Hardeman County. Her mother, Lois Bernice Miller, was a prominent Civil Rights activist and taught her children to care and advocate for ALL Levels of their community. Miller-Watkins, a dedicated middle school teacher, stands at the forefront of educational leadership in Fayette County Public Schools. Beyond her role in the classroom, she has been an instrumental figure in shaping the educational landscape as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Education. One of Civil’s significant contributions has been her work in budgetary approval and policy enhancement, crucial elements in ensuring the continued success of the school district. Through her efforts, Fayette County Public Schools have thrived, consistently achieving victories and advancing educational standards. She will be running against incumbent Marsha Blackburn.