Reginald was born and raised in Knoxville,TN. He spent most of his time in District 1 as a child. After graduating high school he joined the U.S Army and served 8 years. Upon returning to Knoxville, he met and married his wife of 7 years and together they have 3 sons.
He is currently pursing his bachelor's degree in Homeland Security. Reginald is highly known in the community and has made great relationships with residents, local leaders, educators, and businesses in Knoxville and District 1. He saw the need for a leader who will work around the clock towards the betterment of Knoxville and District 1, which is why he has chosen to run for County Commissioner.
Reginald believes and supports entrepreneurship. His great-grandfather owned his own barber shop on University Avenue, currently owned by great uncle.His grandfather currently owns a real-estate company that's been in business for 38 years in East Knoxville. His wife's grandfather owned his own auto body shop for more than 30 years in District 1. His stepfather owned a business in the Lonsdale community and his mother owned her own daycare. In summary, his family members have invested into District 1 and he wants to continue to invest and see the community grow into its full potential. He also wants to provide resources to our local entrepreneurs who are in the beginning stages of their journey.
After talking with the community and through his own research, his goals are to work on improving our safety and security both in the neighborhoods and our schools. He also wants to bring trades back to our high schools which will allow our youth to have another alternative upon graduation. He stands by our teachers, as his mother was a former Knox County teacher so he knows what the day to day is like for our teachers. He believes our schools, students, and educators deserve better and he is committed to working on improvements in our school system.