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August 8, 2016

Melody Shekari wins U.S. House Democratic Primary

“Shekari, who has a master’s degree in public administration and a law degree, won 8,613 votes. UTC communications professor Dr. Michael Friedman took 5,295, and George Ryan Love, who is disabled and works part-time in retail, won 2,046.”I am so incredibly thankful for the thousands of voters who came out and voted for a change,” Shekari said in a statement …

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July 14, 2016

The Chattanooga Times Endorses Melody Shekari

“In this year of heightened political interest — when the rules are pretty much out the window and the country is screaming for change and for a Congress that works to resolve conflicts, not to gridlock them, Melody Shekari may just be the perfect person in the nick of time.”   Read the whole article here at the Chattanooga Times …

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July 11, 2016

The Knoxville News Sentinel Endorses Melody Shekari for the August 4th Primary

“In the 3rd District Democratic primary, Melody Shekari is the best candidate to take on Fleischmann. Smart, young and enthusiastic, she most recently completed a fellowship as a policy analyst for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Two major issues she cites are jobs — especially rural economic development — and health care, which should resonate in the northern part of the …

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Campaign Events

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  • Point of View

    Watch Melody’s Interview with Dennis Clark and Maurice Lowis.

    06:30 AM – 07:00 AM ( EST )
    06:30 AM
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  • Chattanooga Pride Festival

    The Parade begins at noon on Riverside Drive and the Festival begins at 1 p.m. at Ross’s Landing.  

    12:00 PM – 08:00 PM ( EST )
    12:00 PM
  • St. Francis Day Festival

    Join the neighborhood at 7th & Pine for a St. Francis Day Celebration! We will have Blessing of the Animals liturgy at 4:00 p.m. — bring your well-behaved pets for a blessing! From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. we will have Food Trucks, Arts & Crafts, Environmental Education and Activities, and Animal Encounters courtesy of Reflection Riding and Bagby’s Critter …

    03:00 PM – 06:00 PM ( EST )
    03:00 PM

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