Prater for the People

VOTE DENNIS PRATER AUGUST 2nd

How are you, your family, and your neighbors doing right now? Are you feeling the benefits from deals our county and city governments have made with developers and corporate entities over the past four years? Do you feel like your elected officials have brought more good jobs to the area—or does the 'good jobs' rhetoric seem more like a smokescreen for giveaways at the top? How do you feel about the county building a third new athletic complex while it leaves its schools struggling to retain good teachers on low pay? How do you feel about county services, and is there more the county could be doing to help you all out?

I want to hear from you. What do you think the Washington County Commission should be doing? What direction would you like to see our county take? What are you frustrated about? What do you feel left out on? What do you think the county's doing well, and what could it do better?

Drop me a line any time.
Talk to Me

or Learn about me and why I'm running for office.

Dennis Prater and dog Ali
VOLUNTEER
Volunteer for the Campaign & Beyond

We have a lot to do to make Washington County work better for everyone. I'm going to need your help both before and after the election to demand transparency, accountability, and democracy from our local government and to put forth programs, projects, and ideas that will benefit all residents, not just the developers and businessmen. You can start by becoming part of our campaign to make a Washington County that works for all of us, not just a select few.

DONATE
Help Fund the Campaign

I don't take money—or influence—from corporations or PACs with corporate interests. I stand for and with the people, period. Whatever you can afford to contribute will be greatly appreciated and put to good use.

STAY INFORMED
Not Your Usual Campaign Mailing List

Most politicians, once they get your email address, use it to hammer you for donations. While we need and appreciate financial support for our campaign, we have bigger goals: Transparency, Accountability, and Democracy. We want you to know what's going on in Washington County, when it's going on in Washington County, and what you can do about it—and we're not waiting until Dennis Prater's been elected to start doing that. 

Sign Up for the Prater for the People email list to get a head's up on what's going on in your county:

VOTING
Voting Deadlines & Online Resources

Voter registration deadline: July 3, 2018
Early voting period: July 13 – 28, 2018
Final day to request absentee ballot: July 26, 2018
Election day for county general elections and state & federal primaries: August 2, 2018 

Registering or Updating Your Registration

You can now register to vote or update your voter registration online—click here to open the GoVoteTN page in a new window/tab.

You don't have to be registered to vote, though, to have an influence in Washington County. If you're not eligible to vote, you can still volunteer for our campaign or even just sign up for our mailing list, keep on top of what we're about, share info with your family and friends, and show up for our events. Just because you've been kept off the voter roles doesn't mean you don't get a voice! You're a resident here, and you matter, regardless of your age or background.

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

You can download the absentee ballot application and read the rules on absentee ballots here (opens a new window).

Restoring Voting Rights

Information for felons seeking to have their voting rights restored in Tennessee can be found here.

THE ISSUES

Transparency & Accountability

Do you feel like you know what's going on in your government?

Public Participation

Open meetings are not enough. People must have access and opportunities to be a part of the process.

A Crisis-Level Response to the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic is hurting folks, ruining lives, and destroying families.

Keeping Our Priorities Straight

Are the real needs of the community being taken into account when we embark on projects and investments?

Public Goods
for the Public Good

Public services and public property exist for the benefit of the public.

Wages & Benefits

Washington County is an aging population because young families can't afford to raise their children here.

Develop Local Business

It's not enough to train people to work for bosses. We need to train and support local workers to start their own businesses.

DISTRICT 9 - WASHINGTON COUNTY TN

Click the image to open an interactive map

REGISTER TO VOTE / UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION

IMPORTANT DATES

Last Day to Register
(before the county general election/state primary)
July 3, 2018

Early voting
July 13 – 28, 2018

Absentee ballot request deadline
July 26, 2018

County Election day
(county general election & state/federal primaries)
August 2, 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION

You can now register to vote or update your voter registration online.

You don’t have to be registered to vote, though, to have an influence in Washington County. If you’re not eligible to vote, you can still volunteer for our campaign or even just sign up for our mailing list, keep on top of what we’re about, share info with your family and friends, and show up for our events. Just because you’ve been kept off the voter roles doesn’t mean you don’t get a voice! You’re a resident here, and you matter, regardless of your age or background.

OTHER VOTER RESOURCES

Requesting an Absentee Ballot
You can download the absentee ballot application and read the rules on absentee ballots here (opens a new window).

Restoring Voting Rights
Information for felons seeking to have their voting rights restored in Tennessee can be found here.

GET IN TOUCH

Ask Dennis questions, bring up your concerns, or share information