With a record number of Republican women running for public office across the country, Tennessee is following suit. In 2018, Marsha Blackburn became the first woman elected by Tennessee to serve in the U.S. Senate. Here at FFL, we love Senator Blackburn and are looking forward to seeing more conservative women come out of the volunteer state.
The filing date for the Tennessee congressional races recently passed, and there are several women running for United States Congress. Tennessee will have its primary on August 6th.
Here’s what you need to know:
Natisha Brooks (U.S. Senate) :
With current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announcing his retirement, several Republicans are vying to keep the seat red. Brooks, the founder of The Brooks Academy and serves as Chancellor, is running in the Republican primary. She is a first-time candidate who has a passion for education. Prior to becoming a Home School and Tutoring Consultant, Miss Brooks helped to raise 3 “failing” schools to among the best in the district. She has been voted “Teacher of the Year” by a National Scholarship sponsored by Disney and received numerous awards for her contributions in academics. Her campaign website lists her platform as supporting education reform, veterans affairs, and community first initiative. Cook Political rates this race as Solid R.
Diana Harshbarger (TN-01):
Diana Harshbarger is one of 16 Republicans running in the TN-01 race. Incumbent Phil Roe is retiring. Harshbarger was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. She earned an undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Harshbarger’s career experience includes working as a licensed pharmacist and business owner. Cook Political rates this district as Solid R.
Nichole Williams (TN-01):
Also running for TN-01 is Nicole Williams. Williams attended Northeast State for speech communication. She nominated for and published in the Who’s Who. She interned with incumbent, Congressmen Phil Roe in 2012-2013. Williams has worked in sales for years, holding a variety of roles and titles throughout her career. Mother of 3, and married for almost 7 years, Nichole aims to be a different type of politician.
Charlotte Bergmann (TN-09):
A native Memphian, Bergmann was the first in her family to receive a college education. After graduation she was employed at FedEx working as an Information Technology Project Manager. In 2018, Charlotte was awarded the Statesmen of the Year Award for TN-9, from the State Republican Party. She was elected to the position of State Executive Committee for TN-33. In July of 2019, Bergmann released her book, The Last Trumpet, which dispels the myths, debunks the lies, and releases a fresh perspective of truth to set you free and give you permission to think for yourself. Cook Political rates the distinct as Solid D.
Note: Sandy Casey (TN-03): Sandy Casey filed as a Republican in TN-03. No campaign website or social media could be located by the author.