Local education advocate Jennifer Foley announced she is running to represent Williamson County in the 65th district of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
“I am running for office because I believe the state House needs more balance and more voices speaking up for the needs of regular Tennesseans, not special interests,” Foley said. “I want to set an example for my children by standing up for what I believe in and using my voice to help others. In doing so, I hope I can help create a safer, healthier, and more prosperous future for them and all Tennesseans.”
A mother of three, Foley holds a doctorate in anthropology from Vanderbilt University and volunteers as a mentor for TN Promise scholarship students.
“If elected, my priorities would be increasing funding for public schools, programs that support working families, and initiatives that give rural communities the resources they need to thrive, like access to healthcare and affordable broadband internet,” Foley said.
Foley is running as a Democratic candidate against District 65 incumbent Sam Whitson.
The state primary election is Thursday, Aug. 6, and early voting begins July 17. The voter registration deadline is July 7.
For more information about Jennifer Foley, visit jennfoley.com or follow her campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Foley will join Sam Bledsoe and Elizabeth Madeira, who are running for state house Districts 61 and 63 respectively, for a virtual meet-and-greet on Facebook Live at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.
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