MEET TERRI JOHNSON

MEET TERRI JOHNSON

I was born and raised in Mayfield, Kentucky, and then attended both The University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!) and Murray State University, earning degrees in Political Science and Philosophy.  After moving to the Memphis area in 1999, I began a 20-year career in pharmaceutical sales here in West Tennessee, which I still enjoy today.

I have called Germantown home now for 18 years, and like so many others, chose to raise my children here for the exceptional education opportunities, as well as the safe, small-town environment Germantown provides.  We love it here, and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!

My husband Todd and I were sixth-grade sweethearts, and now have a blended family of five amazing children plus one wonderful daughter-in-law, with whom we love to travel and share adventures – you can almost always find me planning the family’s next trip!

We have been active in national and state-level politics across the country for many years.  We are so grateful to have been able to share many of these experiences with our children, teaching them that everyone can take action and make a positive difference in our world. 

Germantown has been an amazing home to my family, and I want to ensure it remains for the next generation as beautiful, charming, and safe as it is today.

WHY I'M RUNNING FOR ALDERMAN

WHY I'M RUNNING FOR ALDERMAN

Although Todd and I have been involved in the political world for many years, it wasn’t until the flood of June 2019 that we began to feel the call to get more involved here, in our own backyard.

Our home was largely destroyed in that flood, and the city’s outdated drainage system was partly to blame.

That was a turning point for me.  I realized I needed to make a difference right here, in the community I love.  I began talking to people, listening as citizens spoke about their own thoughts, ideas, and feelings about Germantown’s direction.  I spoke to neighbors, to 30-year-plus Germantown residents, and to young families just starting out.  I learned so much just from listening, and I knew it was time to take action.

GERMANTOWN IS MORE THAN FIVE

GERMANTOWN IS MORE THAN FIVE

Every major decision made for our city goes through our board of five aldermen, and we entrust them with making the best choices for all of us.  These decisions shouldn’t be made, however, without input from YOU. 

If our aldermen are to be truly effective and truly representative of our citizens, we must take the time to listen, learn, and respect the “heartbeat” of all of Germantown.  The citizens’ vision should be valued and prioritized – because we are more than just five.

As aldermen, we should talk to our neighbors, listen to others, reach out to those we don’t know well, enlarge our circle.  Really find out what our citizens are all about, instead of assuming we know.  We become a genuine community and an effective board of aldermen when we seek to understand.

We are ALL Germantown.  As such, we all deserve aldermen who will listen to our concerns, and take those concerns to heart.  We deserve aldermen who understand they are there to represent every citizen of Germantown, and not just a select few.  We deserve aldermen who recognize that we are more than five, and that’s why I’m asking for your support.

#GermantownIsMoreThan5

ISSUES

ISSUES

Infrastructure

We must fix our drainage system and underlying infrastructure.  It is irresponsible to continue to spend taxpayer dollars on new developments without addressing our existing problems.  This is an issue of proper and responsible maintenance, and affects homeowners all across the city.

Quality of Life

We must keep Germantown’s status as one of the safest places to live in Tennessee.  Many people choose to live in our city for its quiet, safe streets, and we’d like to keep it that way!

Stop Overdevelopment

We must stop overdevelopment in Germantown.  This not only contributes to the drainage issues facing many residents, but it also erodes the charm and small-town appeal many have sought in moving to Germantown.  In addition, high-density developments put a tangible strain on our already crowded school system, which will require even more revenue to remedy.

Respect

We need to ensure our governing body shows the proper respect to our local community by seeking and welcoming citizen input.  Decisions cannot and should not be made for the entire community without discerning the “heartbeat” of the taxpayers, and prioritizing those issues.  If it’s important to Germantown’s citizens, it should be important to our leadership.

HOW TO HELP?

HOW TO HELP?

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