Congressional candidate Matthew Deniston pledges to not take salary
By Chris Carroll, Chattanooga Times Free Press - bio | email
CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Matthew Deniston, the only independent candidate in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District race, said he'll refuse the customary $174,000 congressional salary and work for free if he wins.
"I don't need 175 grand," the McDonald, Tenn., resident said. "I sell solar panels, so hopefully I'll sell enough to support myself."
Deniston also said that, if he reaches Capitol Hill, he's not sure he'll hire any help -- not a legislative director, not a press secretary, maybe not even an administrative assistant.
"I can do everything myself," said Deniston, who co-owns an organic farm in Ooltewah.
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