Veteran Matt Adams announced his campaign for Tennessee's Third District congressional seat this week, promoting clean energy and a stronger economy.
Adams, an Army veteran and a Democrat, is running for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives now occupied by Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga. The district includes Anderson, Hamilton, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Roane, Scott and Union counties and parts of Bradley and Campbell counties.
In a release from the campaign, Adams said he believes "every generation of Americans has a solemn obligation to leave the nation better than we found it and we have a moral imperative to ensure we are not leaving the same issues we inherited for the next generation."
In the release and on his website, Adams prioritizes labor and environmental policies to better the Third District.
"Wide scale renewable energy is an issue that must be addressed by the Congress," Adams said in the release. "We need action not only to ensure a clean environment but also training for job transitions to these new jobs that will come out of the infrastructure. There must be renewed investment in trade schools and technical training so that we know we have a well prepared, well trained workforce to jump-start this next phase of the twenty-first century."
Adams also addresses voting rights, infrastructure, agriculture education and several other policy points as key priorities in his platform for the 2022 election.
To accomplish those goals, Adams said, people need to come together across the district and beyond.
"When we set our differences aside and work for one another there is nothing we have not been able to accomplish as a people," he said. "We must declare not only to the world but to one another, to our neighbors in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge, Athens, and Delano that we are prepared today, tomorrow, and every day to continue moving forward, together."
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