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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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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April 11, 2016

Profile in the Chattanooga Times Free Press

“Melody Shekari, a Democrat, has announced a campaign seeking Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District seat. Her announcement calls for ‘leadership and not someone who merely takes marching orders from Washington insiders.’” Read more here at the Times Free Press.

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April 7, 2016

Melody Announces in Anderson and Hamilton Counties

“Melody Shekari announced on Thursday her campaign to run for Tennessee’s Third Congressional District against incumbent Republican Chuck Fleischmann. Ms. Shekari filed her paperwork last week and thus far is the only announced Democrat…” Read more here at the Chattanoogan.

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April 4, 2016

Melody Shekari to Announce Candidacy

“A Democrat from Chattanooga has chosen the Anderson County Courthouse steps to announce she’s running for the 3rd Congressional District seat now held by two-term Republican incumbent Chuck Fleischmann. . .”  Read more here at the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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April 2, 2016

Melody Shekari Speaks at Bradley County Democratic Party Meeting

” Melody Shekari was the guest speaker at the March monthly meeting of the Bradley County Democratic Party. Shekari is considering a bid for the 3rd District congressional seat in Tennessee. A native of East Tennessee, she is currently employed with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Burke’s office. Shekari presented a motivational speech on the reasons America is great and the direction …

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