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Kent announces Congressional bid

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My name is David W. Kent and would like to announce my candidacy for United States House of Representatives, Tennessee District 6. My father was from Hartsville, and he and my mother had seven children. We were raised in Rockford, Ill. My wife Pamela Summers Kent is from Overton County, and we currently reside in Cottontown. I am a confirmed Lutheran, and I have two wonderful children and four grandchildren.

While living a number of years in Gallatin, I decided to go to Volunteer State Community College. After many years of working full-time and going to school part-time, I graduated with a degree in economics.

I have never held public office, nor am I a politician. But I know politics, and I know how the working man has been left behind by our government. I believe the time is now for the working class to have a voice in Washington. After closely monitoring the 2016 Presidential Election, I have realized that this year's political environment has obviously turned into a spectacle. I stood up and said enough is enough. I strongly believe that our government is the best government in the world. However, those elected politicians are not operating our government as a democracy but as a profit-generating instrument for their own personal gains.

I will represent Tennessee's District 6 as a member of the working class and not a member of the elite establishment. My priority is to treat the working and middle class as citizens and not customers. It is time to tell corporate America and multinational corporations that they don't have a vote in a democracy of people, and that we will all share fairly in this great and expanding economy.

I want to improve your quality of life by reducing levels of economic stress that average families have to endure and bring stability and hope to the citizens of our district by restoring the American Dream. This is about you.

Previous election cycles have focused on social issues that divide the American people. This prevents us from addressing nearly all other serious issues, and it gridlocks our government. We all know what these social issues are, and we all must accept the fact that they will not be resolved overnight or in this decade.

We must come to an agreement that if we focus on economic policies and improve the quality of life of the working and middle class people, we will help diffuse these social stresses to more tolerable levels.

Our elected officials' job should be to protect the interests of the constituents who elected them. Take a look at your current representation in Washington. Do you feel they have the same wants and needs as you have as a working class citizen in District 6? If not, I would appreciate your support on Nov. 8 to give you a voice in Washington.

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