Melody Shekari wins the Democratic Primary for U. S. House 3rd District.

She beat out Michael Friedman and George Ryan Love by 21% and 41%.

She released the following statement to her constituents: 

"I am so incredibly thankful for the thousands of voters who came out and voted for a change. WE had a great campaign filled with volunteers from across the district who knocked on doors, called total strangers, and put their heart and souls into this campaign to build a better Tennessee. We are looking forward to taking this fight all the way to November and bringing East Tennessee a new, independent voice." 

Shekari faces GOP U. S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann in November.