What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Just updated elect.chadriden.com.

I’m running for Governor of Tennessee in 2022. I’m the only candidate who isn’t a joke.  I’m running as an Independent, as I believe our two-party system is the Good Ole Boy Network nonsense that has led to voters looking at the color of a candidate’s party affiliation instead of their character and ideals. I’m pro legalization of Cannabis. I want to use the revenue to build out state wide municipal fiber optic internet following the Chattanooga model and implement a state Firewall (open source software that protects from cyber attack, NOT a brick and mortar wall that would cost Billion$ and change Nothing). We need to harden the security of IT for all state servers, data, networks and utilities. I support the building of tiny homes and Earthship Biotecture housing out of recycled materials for our homeless in the places that already have tent cities and on other underused property. I’m against unconstitutional legislation on any level, but especially ridiculous bills at the state level which clearly violate the separation of Church and State and would never hold up in court, even though they were proposed by a career politician with a law degree and/or the Koch Brothers. I support LGBT+ anti-discrimination laws and I’d like to see all public bathroom signage changed to make them Unisex bathrooms. This would allow families to enter the same bathroom together without worry and eliminate a lot of nonsense debates rooted in homophobia. I support single payer universal healthcare. Please join my mailing list right now, register to vote, and show up at the polls to vote Chad Riden for Governor in the Tennessee state primary. The time to be a complacent slacker who doesn’t care or think politics matters is OVER. For me and for you. #RIDEN4TN

I need to say: Nashville StandUp, Walden’s Puddle and WXNA are all non-profit organizations I volunteer for but my views do not represent those organizations and they do not endorse me or my political campaign in any way.

Chad Riden for Tennessee Governor 2018 #RIDEN4TN

I’m living in East Nashville, taking the quarantine seriously. I have my 17 year old daughter every other week, so I plan things in or out of town based on that schedule. I live with her and a Southern Flying Squirrel named Eevee, a turtle named Jared, a Blue Tongued Skink and a bird.

I play Shroud of the Avatar (“Lord British” / Richard Garriott’s spiritual successor to Ultima / Ultima Online), Fallout 4, Skyrim, Black Mesa, The Walking Dead: Our World, Pokemon Go and a few other games when I have time. I’ve live streamed some of that but want to do more on my twitch channels: ChadRiden & PKMNgoingNOWHERE.

I board dogs and house sit for people with cute pets. I screen new clients using the Rover app. My profile is at: https://www.rover.com/members/chad-r-a-pocket-full-of-dog-treats/

This update was November 14, 2020.