Metro Councilman At-large Ronnie Steine has unveiled the first television advertisement of his 2011 run for Metro Council.
In the 30-second spot (view here), Steine discusses his primary goals as a Metro Council member: improving schools, creating jobs and focusing on programs to improve fire and police protection in Nashville.
Steine also references his intent to continue his focus on the implementation of the Child and Youth Master Plan if he is elected to a second term as an at-large council member.
Mayor Karl Dean appointed Steine as one of three co-chairs of the community task force that developed the Child and Youth Master Plan. Steine and co-chairs Jairus Cater, a recent graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, and Renata Soto, executive director of Conexión Américas, brought together young people, parents and community leaders to create a plan to ensure that children have the support and skills they need for the future.
“Focusing on the needs of children and youth in our community is my passion and my life’s work,” Steine said. “I wanted to raise up the Child and Youth Master Plan in a meaningful way in the course of my campaign to elevate community awareness of the importance of the document and the urgency surrounding implementation of the 14 recommended outcomes it contains,” Steine said in a release related to the TV spot.
Steine is the former executive director of the Oasis Center, which was established to provide community-based care for youth experiencing alcohol and drug problems.