Joda Thongnopnua, the Democratic candidate for Tennessee’s 30th State House District, announced on Wednesday that he has secured an endorsement from Run for Something (RFS), a national organization dedicated to backing the next generation of young progressive leaders across the country.
Thongnopnua, in his first bid for public office, was endorsed by RFS after an extensive internal review with a background check, staff interview, and insights provided by local and
“I am thrilled to have received the endorsement of Run for Something and to have their support as I fight to ensure working families come first in Tennessee,” Thongnopnua said. “We’re running a different kind of campaign that has rejected politics as usual, and this endorsement is another sign that it’s paying off.”
Run for Something has been featured in Time Magazine, Vox News, Forbes, and several other national media outlets for their high win percentage for first-time candidates across the nation.
“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co-founder. “These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are at a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
Thongnopnua is unopposed in the Democratic primary and has already raised over $50,000 in his bid to represent the seat vacated by Rep. Marc Gravitt. He is focused on fully investing in public education, ensuring Tennesseans are paid a fair wage for good work, and that every one of his neighbors has access to quality, affordable healthcare.