Fore Note: The statement below was submitted by the Jason Zachary For Congress campaign. I am happy to provide a forum for candidates to speak on the issues.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) Republican Primary loss Tuesday night to conservative challenger Dave Brat is proof
that America has grown tired of the Washington establishment according to Tennessee 2nd District congressional candidate Jason Zachary.

"Eric Cantor's defeat sent a powerful statement and is a clear sign of things to come across the nation this election season," said Zachary. "The American people realize the only way to save our nation is to take it back from the permanent political class. People want quantum leap change, not incremental change. I believe the voters of Tennessee's 2nd District want their voices heard as well, but if they're serious about change, they must vote for it.  I look forward to bringing true, conservative, East TN values and a passionate voice to Washington D.C."

Zachary is challenging longtime 2nd District incumbent, John J. Duncan, Jr., in the 2014 Republican Primary on August 7th.  Early voting will run from
July 18th-August 2nd.  Duncan was first elected in 1988 and has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 26 years.

Zachary is a Knoxville native and a small business owner of a telecommunications firm. He serves on the boards of Western Heights Baptist Center and International Sports Consulting. He is also a member of First Baptist Concord in Knoxville, where he is a deacon and stewardship committee member. Zachary lives in Knoxville with his wife, Holly, and son, Tyson.