Bryan Terry, with his real world experience, is the kind of leader that we need in the Capitol right now
Bryan will bring principles, a process, and passion to be the voice we are missing.
Bryan has deep blue collar roots
Growing up, Bryan’s grandparents and parents worked in and then were eventually able to own their own auto salvage businesses. Bryan’s first jobs were in the auto salvage business pulling parts in the junk yard, driving the fork lift, and driving the delivery truck. He learned at an early age that blue collar is the backbone of America.
Personal Responsibility and Giving Back
As a child, Bryan spent a great deal of time in doctor’s offices, emergency rooms and hospitals due to severe asthma and allergies. Knowing the struggles his parents had dealing with his medical problems, Bryan embraced the opportunity to take personal responsibility for his future and earned his way through medical school. This allowed Bryan to, not only, help himself, but help others. Bryan served as the President of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Component and as a student representative on the Oklahoma College of Medicine Admissions Board. He combines these experiences, as well as his medical and business experiences to mentor MTSU and Rutherford County students to help them realize and pursue their personal dreams.
Real Life Experience
On April 19, 1995, while Dr. Terry was training as a medical intern in Oklahoma City, the Murrah Building was bombed. Two of his high school classmates were killed in the explosion. Bryan helped in the ER to take care of victims of the bombing. He witnessed the faces of victims, as well as, the destruction and aftermath.
On May 20 2013, a devastating F-5 tornado ripped through Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma. His mother’s family farm experienced a direct hit. Bryan’s family lost everything on the farm including 37 horses, a pot bellied pig, and all the barns. His family was fortunate that their mother didn’t live on the farm and was unharmed. Bryan has dealt with the situation both from Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Personal and professional challenges often provide a perspective that supports personal growth. Both of these tragedies have impacted Bryan’s life and given him perspectives that most people in office just don’t have, ultimately adding to the qualities that make Bryan the candidate for District 48.
A Family Man
Bryan and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for over 21 years. They have two children, Brayden and Breeley, who he actually delivered. Bryan, his mother and children are all enrolled members of the Choctaw Nation. He has been active in coaching youth sports. The Terry’s attend World Outreach Church.
A Patient and a Physician
As a frequent patient and as a physician, Bryan has witnessed the frustrations from both sides of the patient-physician relationship. Without a doctor in the Tennessee State House of Representatives, Dr. Terry is stepping forward to lead on the issue of health care and give our district an unparalleled voice on this important issue.
A Believer in Self Governance
Bryan knows that we are a representative republic and that our representation should reflect that. The power should be with the people. It should not come from career politicians, lobbyists, and the ruling elite. Bryan knows that citizens are tired of the ruling elite dictating to the people and that is why he got involved. Bryan would like you to join him and follow his lead in making a difference from the district.
The Ability to Connect
Time and time again, we have witnessed the failures of leaders in both parties to connect with constituents. The Republican Party was even pronounced as dead following the 2012 Presidential election. But conservative values, personal responsibility and self-reliance are principles we need in government now more than ever. With his background, his vision and his passion, Dr. Bryan Terry is the conservative leader we need today.
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