Q&A with candidates for Tennessee's House District 26

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The following is one in a series of survey responses provided to the Times Free Press by candidates for public office in advance of the Nov. 3 general election. Today we highlight the candidates for Tennessee House of Representatives District 26, which includes Lakesite, Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy and part of Chattanooga. The candidates' answers are presented in alphabetical order.

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 26

photo Joan Farrell

*Name: Joan Farrell

* Affiliation: Democrat

* Previous public office experience: None

* Why should voters choose you? I will represent every citizen, even those I do not agree with. Tennesseans deserve a living wage, protection for pre-existing health conditions, four years free tuition at a Tennessee college, reproductive rights and vaccine transparency.