Why I’m Running

My name is James Mackler. I am running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee to restore respect, honesty, and, most importantly, integrity in Washington. Our country has become so divided that our leaders refuse to work together to solve our most important problems. I know first-hand the strength of teamwork and the benefits of diversity to accomplish even the most difficult mission.

As a military veteran and Tennessee National Guardsman, I know that true leadership comes from a sense of duty – an obligation to protect and work for the benefit of others. The best results are accomplished when we recognize the value in one another and the unique contribution of each person. True leaders hold themselves and others accountable. These are values that I learned serving my country and will continue to carry as your next U.S. Senator.

Without change I am worried about the future for my family and yours. My wife and I want to raise our two daughters in a nation that celebrates the best of America: an open and welcoming place that is driven by opportunity and ingenuity; a country motivated by courage, not fear; a society where we seek justice, strive for equality, and embrace our neighbors.

I am disappointed by politicians sitting in silence while their colleagues propose giveaways to benefit corporations over hard-working families. 

I will be a servant leader. I will be a Senator who truly represents all Tennessee families and is dedicated to the best of our American ideals in both word and deed.

Some will say winning in Tennessee is impossible. But I have never shied away from doing the right thing just because it was difficult. I have the vision, the motivation and the drive. I learned long ago that the best way to conquer adversity is to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

That is where you come in: I am calling on Tennesseans of every background and affiliation to join me and support my run for U.S. Senate. I cannot do it alone; but together we can send the message that we demand integrity, service, and true leadership in our country.

Let’s get started.