Council’s Steine unveils first TV ad for re-election campaign

Monday, July 11, 2011 at 1:57pm
Staff reports

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.

7 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 7/11/11 at 12:12

Does Steine have a real job?

By: chillyvillain on 7/11/11 at 12:28

I heard he was starting a center to help youth with shoplifting problems. To teach them how not to get caught.....

By: shinestx on 7/11/11 at 12:47

This guy is a known thief. If you put him in charge of taxpayers' money, you deserve what you get!

By: bfra on 7/11/11 at 1:27

Anybody appointed by, recommended by, friend of or associated in anyway with Karl Dean, will NOT get my vote!

By: bob41296 on 7/11/11 at 1:35

Just ask Target stores what an upstanding, honest kleptomaniac he is. Been busted twice, yes twice for shoplifting at Target, not to mention all the times he got away with it. What is really funny is he is a multi-millionaire who thinks the rules that apply to all the "little folk" don't apply to him. Oh, by the way, he did not create any of those millions....all inherited from Daddy and Mommy. Why do we need an at large city councilman for anyway ? Jeez...just go and count your baseball cards little ronnie....your not needed or wanted....

By: breathofdeath on 7/11/11 at 3:29

I didn't vote for Steine 4 years ago and won't vote for him this time for the simple reason that I hold elected officials to a high standard (which means I have a difficult time finding somebody I can vote for). Forgiving him on a personal level is one thing but in my mind electing him to a position where he'll be making financial decisions for the city is akin to giving a sex offender a job in a day care. People knew about Steine's past 4 years ago and still elected him, which goes a long way toward proving what I've said for years: that Nashville would elect Jack the Ripper if he ran as a Democrat.

By: Nitzche on 7/21/11 at 2:03

don't invite him to your house...ole light fingers louie! ronnie likes to take things...and no he has never had a job...would be a good Kennedy?