“The fastest-growing party in this district, state and country isn’t the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. It is the ‘I Don’t Care Party’,” said State Senate District 10 candidate Andrae McGary, speaking to the Cleveland Rotary Club Tuesday. “People are losing faith in the democratic process. This comes from a failure to realize we all have perceptions based on our life experiences and beliefs. Therefore, we must begin dialogue and try to understand others in order to be understood,” he said.
Mr. McGary said the polarization of the political parties "is causing gridlock at all levels of government and alienating many people." He pledged "to reach out to all the constituents in District 10, listen to their concerns, and focus on the issues they care about: jobs, job creation and the economy, and renewing our commitment to public education so that the employees of the future are prepared for the jobs of the future. These issues interrelate, and I will present concrete ideas about what we should be doing at the state level to address
Mr. McGary picked up an endorsement from internationally known Chattanooga artist John Henry. He said, “Andrae McGary’s vision sets him apart. He has an appreciation for what is working well and can identify issues that are holding state government back. He is capable of implementing his vision in a way that engages all parties.
“Andrae also has strong ethics. He's committed to doing the right thing when no one else is looking. He can actively solicit the opinion of others and he is quick to praise others for their contributions.”