WTF is proud to announce its endorsement of Seema Singh Perez for City Council District 3 in Knoxville’s November 7, 2017 election. Seema is a first-time candidate, who has called the 3rd district home for over 40 years. During the Primary Election at the end of August, in which the top two candidates move on to the General Election, Seema came in second of four candidates, earning 199 (25%) votes. The first place finisher earned 377 (48%) votes.
WTF is proud to announce its endorsement of Lauren Rider for City Council District 4 in Knoxville’s November 7, 2017 election. Lauren is a first-time candidate running for the District 4 seat that was last held by a woman 16 years ago. During the Primary Election at the end of August, in which the top two candidates move on to the General Election, Lauren came in first of five candidates, earning 889 votes or 44% of the vote. The second place finisher earned 488 votes, only 24% of the vote. Lauren earned the endorsement of the Knoxville News Sentinel where they praised Lauren for her “energy, passion, ideas and commitment to work” to make her vision a reality. Read the newspaper’s endorsement, HERE.
Julie Byrd Ashworth
WTF is proud to announce its endorsement of Julie Byrd Ashworth for State Representative in District 95 in Shelby County. Julie is the Democratic candidate in the June 15 special election to replace former Republican Representative Mark Lovell, who resigned his seat after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Nancy Fischman is running for State Representative in east Tennessee’s District 7, which includes parts of Johnson City and Washington County. Nancy is a small business person, environmental and arts advocate, and longtime community volunteer. She supports WTF values of strong public schools, expansion of health care access, and equality for all citizens.
Angela Callis is running for State Representative in west Tennessee’s District 76, which includes Martin and parts of Carroll, Obion, and Weakley counties. Angela is a former staff member for Governor Ned McWherter, a Democratic State Executive Committee Member, and a small business owner. She supports WTF values of affordable health care, quality public education, and equal pay.
Khristy Wilkinson is running for State Senate in District 10, which includes Chattanooga and parts of Hamilton and Bradley counties. She is a WTF Pathfinder candidate, running for a seat that has never been held by a woman. Khristy serves on the Board of Directors of her neighborhood association and is a tireless community volunteer and public school parent. She supports WTF values of expanded health care access, fully funded public schools, and strong wages for Tennessee’s workers.
Pamela Weston is running for State Representative in District 21, which includes most of Loudon and Monroe counties in east Tennessee. Pam is a health care advocate and community activist who supports WTF values of strong public education, health care access, pay equity, and a livable minimum wage.
Marjorie Ramsey is running for State Representative in District 11, which includes Cocke County and parts of Greene and Jefferson counties in east Tennessee. Marjorie is a farmer and community activist who lives on the Centerview farm where she was born and raised. She supports WTF’s advocacy for health care access, common sense politics, and strong public schools.
Laura Bohling is running in Rutherford County’s District 34, which includes parts of Murfreesboro and Smyrna as well as Eagleville. A former Circuit Court Clerk for Rutherford County, Laura is a strong supporter of WTF values of health care access, fully-funded public schools, and fair wages.
Becky Goff is running in Rutherford County’s District 37, which includes parts of Murfreesboro and Smyrna as well as La Vergne. A public school teacher for more than 20 years, Becky is committed to WTF issues such as strong public schools and state universities, access to health care, and pay equity.