“My journey for Tennessee Senate really began in 2015 when the state legislature voted to repeal an act that protected Tennesseans from government interference with the doctor - patient relationship.” Morrell said explaining his challenges with our healthcare system. A car accident in 2000 left him with muscular and spinal injuries requiring over 200 doctor visits, procedures and surgeries.
“New state and federal regulations are punishing doctors for not sticking to the official cookie-cutter approach to pain management. My doctor feared the government. Fear can make people do terrible things,” Morrell said.
“I ended up finding a better treatment option on my own,” Morrell said explaining the effectiveness of a natural treatment that is increasingly supported by medical studies.
Since 2015, Morrell has been a familiar face in Nashville advocating at the state level with Safe Access Tennessee, which is part of the national organization Americans for Safe Access. Safe Access provides science-based educational resources about the importance of treatment options to legislators and offers advocacy training across Tennessee. Morrell is chairman of the Knoxville chapter and joined the state organization’s board in 2017.
“I fight for change because I have to. I can’t let this happen to other people! I don’t want my friends or family to experience the nightmare I went through for almost 20 years. Patients need treatment options now” Morrell said.
“It’s time to fix our healthcare system and remove the government from doctor-patient relationships. Let’s fix this,” Morrell emphasized.
In addition to his advocacy work, Morrell is President and CEO of Indoor Oceans, a small business he founded in 1993.
From a family of educators, Morrell grew up within earshot of Bristol Motor Speedway’s “Thunder Valley” and is a seventh generation east Tennessean. He is married, has four adult children and close family members currently serving in the armed services.
His Tennessee heritage and life experiences make Kent Morrell an insightful and uncommon candidate for Tennessee Senate ... a patriot, not a politician.
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Since 2015, Kent has been at the forefront of advocating at both the Tennessee state and federal levels about the importance of treatment options for those suffering from chronic pain. Kent and his wife, Jennifer, have been residents of the Karns community in northwest Knoxville since 1991 and have four adult children.