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General Election Endorsements

Representative Jim Gotto

Rep. Jim Gotto is running for re-election in House District 60, which he has represented in the State House since 2011. Rep. Gotto has made education reform a priority by supporting critical legislation like teacher tenure reform. Read More

Representative Tim Wirgau

Wirgau has stood up for students by supporting legislation aimed at reforming Tennessee's education system. He's voted in favor of tightening requirements for teachers to earn tenure and for giving parents more educational options for their children. Read More

Ben Claybaker

Ben Claybaker, a small business owner in Nashville, is running for state representative in Tennessee's House District 53. Claybaker knows that education is critical for Tennessee students to compete in the 21st Century economy. As a member of the State House, he will push for experienced professionals and subject matter experts to teach in middle and high schools, without hours of additional college course work. Read More

Mary Littleton

Mary Littleton is running for state representative in Tennessee's House District 78. She is currently a co-owner of Littleton Trucking Company in Dickson. Throughout her campaign, Littleton has highlighted education reform as a priority and will be a strong advocate for common sense education reform policies. Read More

John Stevens

John Stevens is running for state senator in Tennessee's 24th Senate District. He currently is an attorney in Huntingdon. John will be a strong voice for education reform in the Senate by supporting reforms such as allowing great teachers to be paid based on performance and student growth instead of just seniority. Read More

Representative Joey Hensley
As chair of the House Education Subcommittee, Rep. Joey Hensley stood up for students’ interests. Now, Rep. Hensley hopes to bring that same commitment to improving schools to the state Senate. Read More

Ferrell Haile
While each school system faces different challenges, Ferrell knows that students must achieve at a higher level in each system, especially in the areas of math and science, to compete for the jobs of the future. Read More

Steve Dickerson
On his website, Steve Dickerson promises to "offer choice to parents so they can find the best fit for their children." We agree that expanding school choice for families is an important way to help ensure a great education for every child, and we’re excited to endorse Dickerson’s candidacy. Read More



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