Pastors for Swain Announces Co-Chairs

Dr. Carol M. Swain

NASHVILLE, TN — Recently Dr. Sam Boyd, Pastor Henry Coles and Minister Louie E. Johnston, Jr. have announced the formation of “Pastors for Swain.” The co-chairs and members reflect the broad coalition that Swain is building.

Dr. Sam Boyd is the lead Pastor at Forest Hills Baptist Church. “Pastor Henry Coles, Jr. is the founder & senior pastor of Faith Life Church. Minister Louie E. Johnston, Jr., is the Founder & Director of Layman Lessons, a 501c3 whose mission is to “Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Shelter the Homeless, and Preach the Gospel.”

Other members of the “Pastors for Swain” organization include: Pastor Dr. Kevin Shrum of Inglewood Baptist, Pastor and Author Don Finto, and Total Life Victory’s Pastor Lyndon Allen.

“I am looking forward to working with the leaders of local faith and community based organizations to better

serve individuals, families and neighborhoods.

“No longer will the faith-based community be shamed and marginalized.”- Carol M. Swain

Other members of the faith community that have endorsed Carol M. Swain are Dr. James Dobson, founder of Family Talk, Dick and Rich Bott of Bott Radio Network, and author Eric Metaxas.

Dr. Carol M. Swain is running for Mayor of Nashville because she is the only candidate that can bring common sense leadership and transparency to City Hall. Dr. Swain’s “Blueprint for Nashville” lays out the policies that she will advocate for during her term as Mayor. As a political outsider, Dr. Swain is not beholden to special interests and will fight for fairness in government.

About Dr. Carol M. Swain

Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is an author, public speaker, and political commentator.

Dr. Carol M. Swain’s first book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress (Harvard University Press, 1993, 1995), won the Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the U. S. on government, politics or international affairs in 1994, and was cited by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Johnson v. DeGrandy, 512 U.S. 997 (1994) and by Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor in Georgia v. Ashcroft, 539 U.S. (2003).

Dr. Swain’s opinion pieces have been published in CNN Online, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and USA Today. She has appeared on ABC Headline News, BBC Radio, NPR, INT News, CNN’s AC360, Fox News’ Hannity, Fox and Friends, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Judge Jeanine, Michael Smerconish, The PBS News Hour, The Washington Journal, and ABC’s Headline News.

President Bush appointed Dr. Swain to a 6-year term on the National Endowment for the Humanities Advisory Board. Both President Bush and President Obama appointed Dr. Swain to one-year appointments as a member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Committee.

Learn more about the “Blueprint for Nashville” at SwainForMayor.com

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