Tallie Gainer III


Office: Leon County School Board District 4
Status: Challenger
Party Affiliation: Republican
Next Election: 2016
City: Tallahassee
State: Florida

Website:
http://www.tallie4students.com
Tallie Gainer III is a man of God on a mission to change lives – one mind at a time, strengthening their spirit and family. For the past 16 years, loving father and husband, Gainer (affectionately called ‘Mr. Tallie’ by many), has humbly served as a youth pastor, educator, empowerment coach, and mentor. He often says, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. He is no stranger to the complexities of life, having lived a life that has been rife with harsh lessons and hard won victories. He boldly shares the reality of attempted suicide, being a teen parent, having his identity stolen and enduring the humiliation of a false arrest, battling for justice, suing the police, along with depression, fear and insecurity. As a result of these life experiences, he speaks with eloquence and understanding, with the power and confidence he now has in God. His guiding principles are seen in the Book of Matthew 16:24-25. His healing and strength are credited to his strong faith in God and the support of his loving wife and family. This support enabled Gainer to become a college graduate, entrepreneur, real estate investor, radio show host and fundraiser. He was also presented with the Community Unsung Hero award by the Bank of America, and was declared Father of the Year three years in a row by Hillsborough County Head Start. For the past 16 years, loving father and husband, Gainer (affectionately called ‘Mr. Tallie’ by many), has humbly served as a youth pastor, educator, empowerment coach, and mentor. He often says, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. There are many students, and Tallie Gainer is empowered to teach and ready to serve. His message is simple: "Discover your Purpose, Exercise your Power, and Fulfill your Potential!"