Joda Thongnopnua Is The Best Candidate For House District 30

Sunday, October 14, 2018

When voters in Tennessee’s House District 30 head to the polls on Nov. 6, I encourage them to vote for their best interests by voting for Joda Thongnopnua. 

I know I will be.  

Though I have a history of voting down the right side of the ballot, I don’t care much for party politics — never have, never will. What I try to invest in, politically speaking, lies beyond the left/right, red/blue paradigm. I vote for ideas and authenticity. 

And that’s why I’m voting for Joda. 

I’ve known Joda for quite a few years now and have always been impressed with his appreciation for bipartisanship, his commitment to his community, and his relentless desire to promote policies that benefit his neighbors. 

It’s true that times are good for many of us here in Tennessee. It’s impossible to deny that. However, there is always room for improvement, and I believe that a key to securing improvement across the Volunteer State is to do everything we can to create an environment wherein more boats have the opportunity to rise. 

Too many hard-working Tennessee families have been left on the sidelines as the rest of the state enjoys record productivity. In Nashville, we need representatives who are committed to making sure these overall good economic fortunes continue, while simultaneously working to find ways for more Tennesseans to enjoy them.

That’s exactly what Joda will do. 

Knowing him, I know that Joda is hands down the best candidate for Tennessee House District 30. 

Join me in voting for him. 

David Martin



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