Mary Headrick, a retired physician who lives in Maynardville, recently announced a second run for Congress in Tennessee’s Third District.
Headrick is a Democrat who also ran in 2012 but lost to the incumbent, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, a Republican who was first elected in 2010.
“All the people, especially the working families and retirees of District 3, deserve representation,” Headrick said in a press release. “They are not getting it. Special wealthy and corporate interests hold the power and benefits while the middle class shrinks and democracy falters. Too few people control too much money and power, and they are grabbing more by ‘buying’ a Congress that will pass laws and regulations to enhance their personal profit at the expense of the rest of us. I will defend our economy, jobs, Social Security, Medicare, public education.”
The Democratic primary this year is Aug. 7, and the general election is Nov. 4. The Third District stretches across East Tennessee from Claiborne County in the north to Hamilton County in the south and includes many rural areas, as well as Oak Ridge, Chattanooga, and Cleveland.
Headrick could face the winner of the Republican primary, which includes Fleischmann and Weston Wamp, who also ran in 2012.
“We deserve value for our hard work and tax dollar,” Headrick said. “We, the people of District 3, deserve representation we can trust, not uncompromising ideology. We deserve results, like a rise in minimum wage and to stop wasting resources in Afghanistan. We must be heard; we must restore democracy.”
For more information, visit Headrick’s website at www.maryheadrick.com.