June 22, 2018

Statehouse Candidate Melody Shekari Calls for 21st Century Kirkman School to Train Workers for Higher Paying Jobs in Tennessee’s 28th District

Shekari Sees Public/Private Partnerships as Key to Attracting Businesses to the Region and Creating Hundreds of Jobs That Pay Livable Wages  Chattanooga attorney Melody Shekari is running to succeed longtime Rep. JoAnne Favors as State Representative for Tennessee’s 28th District. Shekari believes that providing good jobs with benefits is a critical issue for the families in her district. Introducing legislation to …

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June 10, 2018

Melody Shekari Launches Campaign to Represent Tennessee’s 28th District

Chattanooga attorney Melody Shekari has announced her candidacy to represent the 28th District in the Tennessee State House of Representatives. On Friday, May 11th, Melody launched her campaign in front of an abandoned supermarket on Glass Street in East Chattanooga, calling the public’s attention to the lack of basic services available in the area’s low-income neighborhoods. In her announcement speech, …

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May 8, 2018

Join us for our Campaign Announcement!

2018 is a landmark year for elections in Tennessee. There are three elections this year, TN District 28’s current representative is retiring this year. Melody is announcing her decision to run for the district and put her years of political experience and passion for community to work in District 28. She has been listening to our community’s hopes and needs and …

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March 1, 2018

Invitation to 2018 Chattanooga Persian Nowruz Celebration

Chattanooga-area Persian community members invite YOU to celebrate the Persian Nowruz (New Year) at our celebration in the Bessie Smith Hall on Friday March 23 at 6 pm. The Persian Nowruz falls on the first day of spring, celebrates the rebirth of nature, and includes symbols representing hopes for the new year. Your ticket includes a persian dinner (kebabs, rice, …

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January 20, 2018

Melody Around Chattanooga

Thousands participated in the 2018 Women’s March. Melody was one of a number of local speakers and advocated for women to stay political active. Read the complete article at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.   Melody co-chaired the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee’s Heroes Luncheon in 2017. See the CityScope coverage here Melody was interviewed about her participation and …

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November 3, 2017

Melody Joins the Bar of Tennessee

In October 2017, Melody joined the Bar of Tennessee after taking the bar exam in July. Melody received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law in 2014. In law school, she served as the President of the Graduate Student Government, representative the Student Bar Association, president of the Energy & Environmental Law Society, …

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October 1, 2016

Melody Around the District

Ms. Shekari travels up and around Tennessee’s third district every day.  While our office is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Melody regularly meets with community members in all eleven counties.  Follow these links below to catch up with some of the people Melody has been speaking with around the district.  Also, make sure to check out our video section to see featured campaign …

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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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