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James Mackler

Candidate for United States Senator for Tennessee

James says, “Donald Trump only cares about himself, not us. If you want somebody with the courage to stand up for what’s right, and stand up to Donald Trump when he’s wrong, please join me.”

Website: jamesmackler.com

James’ Vision

  • Fighting for health care as a right for all
  • Investing in creating good-paying jobs now and into the future
  • Properly funding the crumbling infrastructure in Tennessee
  • Providing access to internet for ALL Tennesseans
  • Believing that public education is and has always been the best pathway to opportunity
  • Believing that Climate Change is one of the greatest threats to our national security
  • Supporting fair trade deals that put American workers on an equal playing field
  • Reducing the influence of Citizens United ruling by increasing transparency or by a constitutional amendment
  • Won’t accept money for his campaign from corporate PAC contributors
  • Incentivizing young people to participate in public service programs
  • Passionate support to honor commitments to Veterans
  •  Keeping the VA as a department of the government and never let it become a private business where the bottom line of a corporation is more important than caring for Veterans
  • Fighting for reforms in the criminal justice system

Personal Information

  • Devoted husband and Father to two daughters
  • During his free time, he enjoys running, flying, and motorcycle riding
  • Lives in Nashville, TN
  • Active member of a Nashville Synagogue
  • Volunteered to assist in the aftermath of the Katrina hurricane
  • Actively involved in the Nashville Community
  • Honors graduate of Duke University with a degree in Public Policy Studies
  • Received his law degree with honors from the University of Washington
  • Served as President of the Moot Court Honor Board at the university

Professional Career

  • Developed a successful private law practice in Colorado
  • Inspired by the events of 9/11 to join the US Army
  • Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division
  • One year deployment to Iraq
  • Earned the Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, Air Medal, and Army Achievement Medal
  • Lawyer for the Judge Advocate General Corps
    • Served as a legal advisor to high level leaders and commanders of hospitals
    • Senior Trial Counsel
  • Continues to serve in the Air National Guard
  • Practiced law at Frost Brown Todd LLC and Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC in Nashville
  • Worked in criminal law and specialized in legal issues involving drones

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