Warren Mackey believes that every child, no matter his or her background, should be guaranteed a high-quality education. That's why he has been working to improve and support our public schools for decades, but our work isn't done. Warren will work to ensure every child can fulfill his or her good given potential.
Warren believes that education is the ultimate pathway to opportunity. He will work to make Early Childhood Education a County Priority. He will fight to invest in K-12 education to modernize Hamilton County Public Schools
Workforce, Jobs, and Wages
We need to be able to get ahead and stay ahead- that means putting the next generation of well-paying jobs within reach for everyone who is willing to work hard. Warren Mackey believes that every person in Hamilton County-especially the 4th District- should be able to learn the skills they need to get hired, seize new opportunities at work, get promoted, and contribute in a 21st century workforce.
Warren Mackey will make it a central priority to make sure every person in the 4th District can find a good-paying job, with rising incomes across the board. In order to create jobs and to help businesses create them in the future, Warren will fight for the largest investment in good paying jobs.
Nearly 40 percent of the 4th District will experience a year in poverty at some point during their lives. Communities of color face disproportionate economic challenges and barriers to opportunity. Warren will fight for a local economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top- ensuring that those who work hard do not have to live or raise their kids in poverty.
Warren will model his anti-poverty strategy on Congressman Jim Clyburn's 10-20-30 plan, in which 10 percent of local resources are committed to communities where at least 20 percent of the population has been living below the poverty line for 30 years or more.
The burdens of air pollution, water pollution, and toxic hazards are borne disproportionately by low-income communities and communities of color such as the 4th District. Warren will set bold local goals to eliminate lead poisoning within five years, protect public health and safety by modernizing drinking and wastewater systems, clean up the toxic sites in the 4th District, and expand solar and energy efficiency solutions in the 4th District.
Warren will support Hamilton County in becoming the clean energy superpower of Tennessee. He will seek to invest a half a million solar panels to be installed by the end of his term and enough clean, renewable energy to power every home in Hamilton County within 10 years of him taking office.
Criminal Justice Reform
African American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terns than white men found guilt of the same offenses. To successfully reform our local criminal justice system, we must work to strengthen the bonds of trust between our local communities and our police, end of local mass incarceration, and ensure a successful transition of individuals from prison to home.
Warren will fight to commit $2 Million in his budget proposal to find and fund the best training force, de-escalation, community policing and problem solving, alternatives to incarceration, crisis intervention, and officer safety and wellness.
Small Business & Manufacturing
Small businesses all over Hamilton County are ready to grow and hire, and entrepreneurs are ready to venture out on their own only if they can just get that next loan from a local bank, enter a new market, or have fewer forms to fill out. Warren will offer the local government a program that creates the incentive to cut red tape and streamline unnecessary licensing to make it less costly to start a local small business.
Manufacturing is a vital source of good-paying jobs in our local economy, and making things in Hamilton County is critical to innovation and our prosperity. We have to support manufacturers and workers so we can compete and win in the global economy.