A third Republican, John Anderson, of Bell Buckle, announced his candidacy for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives seat in the August 2014 primary, the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported.
According to the Times-Gazette:
Anderson is a schoolteacher and political activist.
“I work with young people and their families every day, and I see optimism about the future fading,” Anderson said in a news release. “There is a sense of helplessness and a quiet anger. We won’t accept that. We Americans are a strong, courageous people. We are going to take our country back from the politicians and their corporate cronies. That is the fight I am going to lead.”
Anderson has taught mathematics in Bedford County schools for 30 years and served as an officer on the Bell Buckle Fire Department.
Anderson will face state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, and incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburgh, in the August 2014 Republican primary.