Credo Amouzouvik is a combat-wounded Iraq War veteran. He is running for the U.S. Congress in Tennessee’s 7th District against incumbent Marsha Blackburn.
The same family values that Tennesseans hold dear were instilled in the young Credo from a very early age; these include trust in God, respect, hard work, standing up for what you believe in, and standing up for those who can’t stand for themselves. Credo, like many other Tennesseans, enjoys swimming, fishing, and hunting.
Credo was born in Togo, West Africa where he was taught at a very early age how to cook, clean, and maintain a household. His journey to American citizenship began when he was admitted to Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2000. Upon hearing the news of the horrific attacks on America on September 11th, 2001, he became determined to help America during her time of need, and so enlisted in the United States Army.
While on deployment with the Army in Iraq, he was critically wounded. After undergoing several surgeries and months of painful rehabilitation, he has recovered. Credo is now determined to help other disabled and wounded veterans like himself.
Credo has continued to serve his country since retirement from the U.S. Army by dedicating his life to helping those in need. He launched the Homeffa Foundation, a non-profit organization named after his mother that provides disaster relief for local community members and humanitarian aid for nations all over the word. Through the group, Credo helped provide direct aid to the citizens of the nation of Haiti after the country was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010. He also provided flood recovery assistance locally in Clarksville, Tennessee, after the flood in 2010. Credo helped organize teams to help elderly citizens rebuild their lives after being devastated by the catastrophic flooding.
Credo has a Bachelors degree in economics and management, and he is currently pursuing a Masters degree in theological studies and divinity at Liberty University in Virginia. Credo lives in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife Yashica and their five children.