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Dyersburg resident announces candidacy for 8th Congressional District

Friday, March 2, 2012

On Feb. 29 Annette Justice, a Dyersburg resident, announced her candidacy for the 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Justice, a Republican, will be challenging incumbent Stephen Fincher in this fall's election.

"I am tired of unkept promises and politicians who represent some of the people," said Justice in a press-release statement.

Justice describes herself as a moderate conservative. She has worked with violent youth offenders for the last 20 years providing respite care as well as working as a counselor. Although she is still working toward securing all the necessary signatures to have her name placed on the ballot, she conveyed to the State Gazette that she strongly believes in the Constitution and the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our founding fathers.

"I believe the time is now for people to stand together for what they want," said Justice. "And what better place to start than the 8th Congressional District?"

Justice emphasized that she believes that representatives in Congress are representing a select few rather than the majority of the people. She outlined her platform of limited government and fiscal responsibility stressing that jobs cannot be created at the federal level but that the environment can be made conducive for job creation. Justice believes that permanent tax breaks are necessary to spur economic growth and that all three levels of government must work together to create jobs.

"We have to stop talking and put a plan into action," said Justice.

Justice also believes that education decisions need to be returned to the state and that "No Child Left Behind" has to be done away with. She believes that the current emphasis on math and science have taken precedence over history and civics, and as a result we are raising children that cannot vote properly because they do not understand how government is structured and how it affects them.

"We are neglecting to teach our children how this country came about," said Justice.

Justice says that the most important thing to her is for people to know her and trust her to go to Washington, D.C. and represent them. Her desire is to talk to every person that she represents and says that she is willing to go door to door if she has to.

Justice has lived in Dyersburg for 11 years and is a Lambuth University graduate with a bachelor's degree in political science. She also holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Dyersburg State Community College. She has two children, two stepchildren and six grandchildren.

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You go getem lady!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Fri, Mar 2, 2012, at 9:00 AM

After NDAA you should win easy, just remember what little piece of paper you take oaths too and you will do fine.

-- Posted by dburgscoundrel on Fri, Mar 2, 2012, at 11:58 AM

Never heard of a polticians keeping promies

sa of yet and a moderate is one that makes up thier mind on what the winning side does. As for me give a conserviteve stays the coure and doea

not comprise

-- Posted by tank2 on Sat, Mar 3, 2012, at 10:03 AM

if there's anything we don't need in washington it is a conservative any thing! only word they know is "no".

-- Posted by closerlook on Mon, Mar 5, 2012, at 10:33 AM

Gr8 Name though.... We'll see.....

-- Posted by DMASE on Tue, Mar 6, 2012, at 11:13 AM

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