Joda Thongnopnua Thanks Supporters, Looks Ahead To November

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Last Thursday, we took yet another step toward progress in Tennessee. I'm so grateful for everyone who came out to vote. 

I want to say thank you to each one of you who came out and supported my campaign to be your next state representative for Tennessee’s 30th State House district. 

At the start, I got into this race to fight for working families. That’s been the focus from day one. Not mudslinging or petty insults. 

Now, we’re moving into the next leg of this race. We’re up against a tough opponent with access to vast resources and who has proven herself capable in a campaign. But I know we can make history and win this seat because my vision for Tennessee is rooted in ensuring everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream. 

Over the next 14 weeks, I am excited to visit every part of this district. I can't wait to know the needs of every neighborhood and talk to residents from every walk of life. We’ve been working hard laying the groundwork for a new kind of politics. 

I believe that Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike deserve a representative who has a clear vision, a plan of action, and a record of getting things done. I am proud to be that candidate. 

If you believe in this vision, I am asking you to join me in this campaign. Thank you for everything you’ve done, I’m looking forward to meeting you and your family in the weeks ahead. 

Joda Thongnopnua


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