December 6, 2017

NASHVILLE – Decorated Iraq war combat veteran and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate James Mackler today commented on the growing field in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race.

“I joined the Army after 9/11 because I needed to do more, and was compelled to step forward and run for U.S. Senate eight months ago because politics as usual in Washington is not working for Tennessee,” said James. “The best pathway to win Tennessee is having a clear contrast between an Iraq war combat veteran that volunteers to serve his country against a career politician who only serves special interests, and with the help of Tennesseans across this state, we’re going to win.”

Since launching his campaign in April, James has raised over $750,000 from thousands of individual contributions from Tennesseans across 83 counties.



When America was attacked on September 11, 2001, attorney James Mackler felt the need to do something. A successful attorney in private practice, he closed shop to enlist in the Army, spending three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division including a deployment in Iraq.

Upon his return from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps where he prosecuted murderers and rapists. In civilian practice, he’s continued to work finding ways to apply the law to improve the lives of others.

James left the active duty in 2011 but continues to serve in the Tennessee Air National Guard. A graduate of Duke University, he earned a law degree from the University of Washington.

James, 45, resides in Nashville with his wife and their two young children.

Learn more at www.JamesMackler.com.