Democratic Leaders in 7th District Endorse Kanew
TN7 Congressional Candidate Justin Kanew announces first round of endorsements from county chairs, officers
COLLEGE GROVE, TN – Justin Kanew, Democratic candidate for Congress in District 7, today announced more than 10 leaders of county Democratic parties and Democratic candidates are endorsing him in his campaign.
"Justin has been an outstanding voice for vulnerable people, and he is a leader that our state deserves at this pivotal moment in history,” said Wade Munday, candidate for State Senate, District 25. “Sending him to Congress will steer our country towards a new era of transparency, accountability, and kindness in our federal government."
The announcement follows the January endorsement by State Representative Johnny Shaw (District 80), of Hardeman County.
The initial list of leaders includes:
- Michele Bewley, Chair, Indivisible – Congressional District 7
- Bob Freeman, Candidate, State House of Representatives, District 56
- Cecil Irvin, Vice-Chair, Madison County Democratic Party
- Rashidah Leverett, Candidate, Montgomery County Commission, District 5
- Alan Martin, Chair, Giles County Democratic Party
- Sara Melamed, Williamson County Democratic Party Executive Committee and candidate for Williamson County Commission, District 5
- Wade Munday, Candidate, State Senate, District 25
- Todd Sharp, Past Chair, Tennessee Democratic Chairs Association; Past Chair, Williamson County Democratic Party
- Jerry Turner, Chair, Lewis County Democratic Party
- Jessica Yokley, Chair, Lawrence County Democratic Party
"I have had the privilege of getting to know Justin on both a personal and political level,” said Lawrence County’s Yokley. ““We don't need more politicians in Congress. We need genuine and decent people looking out for the best interests of the 7th district.”
Yokley added, “We need someone to stand up for the values and morals of rural America. We need someone to help level the playing field so we all have a chance to thrive.”