Biography

Profile


"I am a prominent business man in the Karns area. I believe the government should be run like a business, with accountability and integrity."

I was born the fifth child in a military family. My family was reassigned to numerous places, and when my father retired from the Army in 1972 we relocated to Houston, TX. After high school, I graduated from The University of Houston with a degree in Business Administration and History Education. I also have earned a lifetime teaching degree from the State of Texas.

I began my career in 1988 with Farmers Insurance as a claims adjuster and I later moved into management. In 1996, I moved to Knoxville, TN to manage a claims office. I was later awarded the opportunity to manage my own agency in 1999 and in 2002 I relocated my agency from the Greater Oak Ridge area to the Greater Karns area.

In 2007 I was allowed the opportunity to become an educator with Kaplan Financial. Since 2007 I have trained over 3,000 agents and customer service representatives to become insurance agents in the states of Tennessee and Georgia.

I have been elected the president of the Greater Karns Business Association twice. I have hosted the Karns Fair since 2003. I have also been a member of the Karns High School Foundation working to raise private funds to improve education.

I have coordinated numerous beautification projects and trash pick ups around the Karns community to help make Karns a better place to live.

I also devoted two years to the coordination of a project that resulted in a stop light in front of the Ingles and Karns Volunteer Fire Department. This light now improves the overall safety of the community and improves safety response times within the community.

Issues

  • A New Direction

    • Roger Kane supports community service and sincerely believes that giving back to the community is essential for our future together.

    • He believes that when you have more than you need, you should always give to help others.

    • He believes that it is through education that we develop technology and expand our growth.

    • Being a small business owner himself, Roger supports opportunities for new start ups and encourages growth opportunities for existing businesses.

  • Constitutional Rights and Liberties

    • Roger Kane believes the people should have the right to elect their own school superintendent.

    • He supports and believes in personal freedoms and amendment rights set forth by our forefathers as stated in our constitution.

    • He believes in the right to keep and bear arms.

    • He believes in Social Security, Welfare reform.

    • Roger is pro-life.

    • Roger believes in worker's rights and that the common man or blue collar worker is the backbone and heartbeat of America.

    • He is against state mandated healthcare reform but also believes there is a need for health care reform to take care of our own.

    • He is against unfunded mandates that are forced upon the state.

    • He supports a reduction of government regulation on independent and small businesses within the state.

  • Economy and Jobs

    • Roger Kane believes that it is through education that we develop technology and expand our growth. This all starts with our children.

    • He supports the creation of jobs and believes the unemployment rate is too high.

    • He supports a reduction of government regulation on independent and small businesses within the state.

    • Roger believes in worker's rights and that the common man or blue collar worker is the backbone and heartbeat of America.

    • He believes in accountability for workers' compensation in regards to current expenditure levels. Roger supports incentivizing workers to find employment.

    • Roger believes in worker's rights and that the common man or blue collar worker is the backbone and heartbeat of America.

    • He supports economic growth.

    • He supports sustainable job creation and the honest reporting of unemployment rates. In addition to seasonal and part time jobs, Roger supports measures which would increase full-time employment opportunities. He does not believe in inflating unemployment numbers by ignoring citizens who no longer seek employment because they are discouraged.

    • Roger does not support an ever-burgeoning government system, but encourages smaller, localized governments run by the people and for the people.

    • He wants to keep our communities free from income tax.

    • He supports a decrease in corporate payroll tax and corporate income tax.

    • Roger seeks to increase and/or remove the cap on Inheritance Tax.

    • He believes in a state that exports more than it imports, which increases our state GDP.

  • Education

    • Roger Kane believes the people should have the right to elect their own school superintendent.

    • He supports education reforms that would restore control of the classroom to the teachers. As a former teacher, Roger understands the burden which state imposed regulations can put on educators. He believe that a comprehensive reading program before the third grade is vital and that those who do not succeed by the third grade should receive additional assistance in order to reinforce those reading skills. A child's inability to read greatly decreases his or her chances for success.

    • Roger Kane believes that it is through education that we develop technology and expand our growth. This all starts with our children.

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    • He supports a balanced budget at both the state and local levels - Get it right the first time.

    • He believes government offices should be run at the highest efficiency levels possible to increase productivity while working for the people and cutting costs to tax payers.

    • Roger believes in reforms for both the Social Security and Welfare systems.

    • He believes welfare recipients should be held accountable for taxpayers dollars and, if need be, drug tested.

    • He believes Social Security is an issue and that we have to plan for our future in order to have a better tomorrow and a retirement. Expenditures need to be managed with accountability and the issue needs to be resolved for our future good.

    • He believes in accountability for workers' compensation at the current levels of expenditures. This means giving incentives for workers to find work.

    • He is against unfunded mandates that are forced upon the state.

  • New District Projects

    • Roger has a desire to bring the community together and create a unified identity and voice for the new district.

    • He believes in the conservation and preservation of the history of Karns, Norwood, Hardin Valley, and the Knox County area.

    • He believes in improving transportation and the general infrastructure of the district.

    • He supports community service and sincerely believes that giving back to the community is essential for our future together.

    • He believes that when you have more than you need, you should always give to help others.

    • He supports the opportunity for new businesses to start up and for other businesses to be given a chance for growth.

Voting

  • 4 SIMPLE STEPS OF VOTING

    • Step 1

      Register to vote

      Before you can vote, you have to register to vote. Each state has a different deadline for voter registration, but in most states, you need to register at least 30 days before the election.

    • Step 2

      Find out where to vote

      You'll receive your polling place information in the mail after you register. Polling places can change at the last minute, so be sure to double-check it right before Election Day.

    • Step 3

      Become an educated voter

      Stay informed with the local news to learn more about the candidates and issues that are important to you.

    • Step 4

      Mark your calendar for the upcoming election day and VOTE!

  • ELECTION DAY

    • What should I bring with me to my polling place

      A photo ID is required when you vote.

      The photo ID law does not apply to voters in nursing homes, or voters eligible to cast an emergency absentee ballot due to hospitalization. Free non-driver photo ID cards are available through the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles to any applicant who signs an affidavit stating that he/she does not have a valid government-issued photo ID, is a registered voter in Tennessee, and needs the ID for voting purposes. The photo ID requirements apply to early voting as well. The photo ID law does not apply to absentee voters. First-time voters must vote in person.

      Acceptable Photo ID

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Contact

Contact Info

Address: 7031 Cherry Grove Road Knoxville, TN 37931
Office: 865.693.3994
Cell: 865.384.8805
Email: roger@citizensforkane.org

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