Former State of Tennessee House Representatives (R-Lookout Mountain)
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Executions do not have to cost that much. We could hang them and re-use the rope. No cost! Or we could use firing squads and ask for volunteer firing squad members who would provide their own guns and ammunition. Again, no cost."
Statement in response to a press release about the cost of capital cases as reported by the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing, Jan. 31, 2002
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Attorney, Samples, Jennings, Ray & Clem, PLLC, 1991-present
State of Tennessee House Representatives (R-Lookout Mountain), 2000-2006
Member, Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations
Member, Christian Legal Society
Member, State Bar of Georgia
CPA, Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 1993
JD, College of Law, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1992
BA, Accounting, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1990