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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Congressman Mark Green, R-Clarksville, who is finishing his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, has a Democratic opponent Nov. 3 in Kiran Sreepada of Williamson County.
Their District 7 stretches from Clarksville to Franklin to Columbia in the east and covers much of west-central Tennessee to the state lines of Alabama and Mississippi.
Here is information on the two candidates, why they are running for office and where they stand on the main issues of the race.
Mark Green, 55, a Republican from Clarksville, is a former health care CEO, Army special operations flight surgeon and emergency doctor. He was previously a State Senator for District 22. Green holds an MD from Wright State University, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science degree. science in quantitative business management from the US Military Academy at West Point. .
Why are you running for office? “Our nation is in the midst of multiple crises, and we still have the long-term challenges that are of great concern to Tennessians: skyrocketing national debt, rising health costs, and global threats to safety, security and sovereignty. of our country. Our nation needs real leadership. This is why I am running for re-election to Congress. Although we are in the minority, we have accomplished a lot so far, but there is still a lot of work to be done. I would be honored to continue this work on behalf of the 7th District of Tennessee. ”
What is the main problem with the campaign and your position on it? “During my first term I have led the fight on a number of different issues, and I will continue to lead the fight for health care for our rural communities, justice for our veterans and to hold China responsible. I have introduced a series of bills with my fellow Democrats to help save our rural hospitals – I will continue to fight for these whenever I get the chance. I have also introduced bipartisan legislation to demand justice for our K2 veterans – to make sure they receive the care our nation owes them. … I have also drafted three bills to hold China accountable for its role in the unrestricted spread of the coronavirus.
For more: MarkGreenTN.com or MarkGreen TN on Facebook
Kiran sreepada, 39, a Democrat from College Grove, is a former Government Accountability Office official and former small business owner. He is pursuing a doctorate in Public Policy: International Security and Economic Policy at the University of Maryland.
Why are you running for office? “I am running for Congress so that I can bring together my professional, educational and personal experiences in Washington and better represent the interests of the people of Tennessee’s 7th District. As an educator, I have come to see the challenges our children and teachers face. As an entrepreneur, I worked on our different tax regulations and on small businesses. As a public servant, I have dedicated myself to making government more accountable, transparent, and working better for the American people. Now I want to use this experience to change the way government works. As a member of Congress, I will fight for our district and ensure that our government reflects the best of all of us.
What is the main problem with the campaign and what is your position on it? “One of my top priorities for this neighborhood is to equalize access to the basic resources that any individual needs to achieve the American Dream: access to quality education, access to affordable health care and access to secure, modernized and broadband infrastructure. While these are not the answers to all the problems we face, focusing on how to equalize access will help us focus on the most vulnerable in our society. This perspective will also help keep a country strong, domestically, as we face new and evolving threats abroad. “
For more: KiranForCongress.com or KiranForCongress on Facebook.
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