We are South Knox.
Our campaign is fighting for affordable housing, modern infrastructure, the preservation of farms and green space, support of public education, and thoughtful growth while protecting the character of our unique neighborhoods.
Matthew knows that affordable housing is a critical step in escaping poverty. Supporting affordable housing is not just about lower rents. It’s about creating affordable paths to homeownership. Homeownership can be affordable and attainable if we create programs prioritizing renters becoming home buyers. Matthew will work to create affordable first-time homebuyer programs to get more residents into home ownership.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Matthew served our area as an EMT working on an ambulance in urban and rural areas. As a former first responder, he knows that our public health and safety system needs a better public-private partnership to ensure that every person in Knox County can know that help is on the way when they call 911.
FARM AND GREEN SPACE PRESERVATION
Let’s make Knox County the best place in the state to be a farmer, ride a bike, or simply enjoy nature. Knox County is home to many farms, including several Century Farms, and thousands of acres of wilderness. Matthew will advocate for farm preservation programs, promote agritourism, and support projects for better access to nature.
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Matthew is a supporter of public education and public libraries. On County Commission, he will support our public schools and work to invest in our public libraries.