“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 Thursday evening. ‘We had a great campaign filled with volunteers from across the district who knocked on doors, called total strangers, and put their heart and souls into this campaign to build a better Tennessee.'”

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