Joshua Williams, a clinical psychologist in the Knoxville area, has declared his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District, in 2018. He also has a Facebook page.

I promise to stand up for the working people of East Tennessee: the folks who go to work every day, who try their hardest to provide for their families, who give back to their communities every chance that they get. The people who are tired of leaders who promise to make things better, and then cast votes that will make things even worse.

I want to fight for the progress we need in Tennessee. By making sure that all Tennesseans have affordable health insurance, by attracting new businesses with well-paying jobs to our area, and by ensuring the safety and security of all Americans without sacrificing our Constitutional civil liberties. I want to lead the effort in Congress to tackle the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and families from all walks of life.

Dr. Williams is on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Justice Center. Dr. Williams has served as a board member of Leadership Knoxville, on the Tennessee Voices for Children’s Board of Directors, the Knox County Community Health Improvement Council Board of Directors. He has served two terms as President of the Tennessee Psychological Association. Currently he is the President-elect of the Knoxville Area Psychological Association.

John Duncan, Jr. will have held this seat for 30 years in 2018. Prior to Jimmy, Jr., his father, John Duncan, Sr. held the office for 23 years. JDJ has not said whether he will run for office again. What else would he/could he do? Retire?

"It is time for true, effective leadership in Washington."

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Williams interviewed by the Maryville Daily Times.

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