Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Congressional Candidate Coming To Cookeville

Democratic Congressional candidate Ben Leming will be in town Wednesday, greeting industry employees as they head to work and sharing what he calls his “Battle Plan” to rebuild the nation’s economy. Leming is also visiting the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency to show his support for that organization. Leming says he will be speaking on how his plan will aid in the economic development of America. The plan calls for investments in small and existing businesses, modernization of the nation’s infrastructure, funding for technical training and education programs that train the 21st Century workforce, and investments in renewable energy.

“Jobs are the single most important issue facing this district and this country,” said Leming. “Any representative in Congress needs to have a plan to address this issue. I’m excited to share my plan with Middle Tennesseans.”

Leming, a Marine Captain, Naval Academy graduate, and Iraq War helicopter combat veteran, is running for the seat vacated by retiring Congressman Bart Gordon in Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District.