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I am running as an independent candidate for the 6th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

The primary system is not working.

It currently allows and encourages the most extreme elements of both political parties to control our options in the general election.  We wind up with (1) unnecessarily polarizing rhetoric that divides our nation and (2) ineffective legislators who don't know how to solve real problems.

Locally, the result is that instead of crafting legislation to provide good schools, jobs, infrastructure, and healthcare, our "representative" gives us an official state rifle!  He and his cronies turn down federal money for healthcare and highways and vote against needed road funding and expanded opportunities for higher education.

The solution is simple.  We don't have to support the two-party system.

As an independent candidate, I will be skipping the primaries and going straight to the general election.  I won't receive support from either state or national party, and I won't be beholden to them.  If I win, I won't spend one minute worrying about a primary challenge in the next election, so I'll be able to concentrate on legislation to address real issues for the real people in my district.


Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Johnson City Press Interview

Over the past few weeks, Zach Vance of the Johnson City Press has been interviewing candidates for public office.  Here's my interview with him!

Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Speech at Johnson City Women's March Rally

This is a video of my speech at the Women's March Rally a few weeks ago.

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