About Candidate

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Amos Powers, 28 years old, is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee with a degree in Political Science. He is also a graduate of Norwich University, (the oldest private military school in the nation) in Vermont with a Masters of Arts degree in Diplomacy, with a concentration in International Conflict Management.  He currently serves as the Director of Radio Traffic for Stonecom Radio in Cookeville, Tennessee.  He is a member of the United Nations Association of the United States and the Youth Program Alumni of the American Legion. He currently serves in leadership capacities for the Democratic Party, as the Chairman of the Putnam County Democratic Party and as Vice-Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic County Chairs Association. He also serves on the Leadership committee for Americorp Alum Nashville group.

He served a two year stint in the AmeriCorps Program as a mentor and tutor for elementary students, and has received numerous awards including: Young American Leader, Special Congressional Recognition, The Principal's Inspiration and Achievement Award,  All-American Scholar, National Leadership and Service Award, an Honorary Staff Member for the Tennessee General Assembly, a Commendation by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen for representing Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District in attending Presidential Classroom, and the Presidential Citizenship Award awarded by President Bill Clinton.

During his career so far Amos has been a public speaker on multiple occasions, called at times, “a powerful and thought-provoking speaker.” Amos is dedicated, hardworking, a team player, and isn’t afraid to stand up for what's right. He has attended conferences on politics, leadership, government, law, and education.  Amos is a 5th Generation Tennessean. He plans to continue public speaking and will accept any speaking engagement especially speaking to students and organizations. Every year Amos works with the Tennessee American Legion Boy's State, the number one program in the nation teaching the importance of civic duty and government to male high school juniors.

In 2014, Amos was elected the Democratic Nominee in Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District challenging incumbent Diane Black. Amos conducted a grassroots campaigns in the country driving over 50,000 miles himself, in Tennessee’s largest congressional district. He was endorsed by local parties, labor organizations, and people from all over the district and state. Since the election, Amos has continued to fight for democratic causes.