Nothing's going to change until "WE THE PEOPLE" change it!
I BELIEVE
The Constitution of the United States holds more answers to the needs of this modern republic than the majority of politicians give it credit for!
If those needs change to such an extent that The Constitution doesn't answer them, there are two ways to change it.
I BELIEVE
That we can no longer afford to keep voting in the same kinds of politicians to either house of congress.  While I see myself as a republican, neither party has demonstrated the courage to CUT the cost of government!
I BELIEVE
The time is now to remind the federal government that they work for us, WE DO NOT WORK FOR THEM!
This is one thing that I will ALWAYS remember as one of the two senators from Tennessee!
I BELIEVE
If our government would return to embracing both CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES and advances in SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY, we could usher in a time of GROWTH AND PROSPERITY beyond any that even our republic has ever seen or even imagined!
I BELIEVE
If we do these things and start NOW, we can begin leading the rest of the world on a more prosperous and perhaps even peaceful path that would be much better for the future of humanity as a whole!
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WHAT IS A SENATOR?
  1. A BRIDGE
    The reason the two houses are separate is because the senate is the bridge between your State and Federal governments. While a representative represents you, a senator represents your State and State government.
  2. A WALL
    Tennessee is supposed to be sovereign which means that, with the exception of our common interests in commerce, defense and civility, we are supposed to be free to be Tennessee while other States are free to be the States that their citizens wish to be. We shouldn't have to pay for the mistakes of other States and vice versa.
  3. A SHIELD
    All of our lawmakers take an oath to defend The Constitution of The United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This oath includes the special interest groups and corporate lobbyists that constantly garner for special attention and treatment as well as barriers to competition and more.

Hello, my name is Aaron Pettigrew and this is why I seek your election!

   I am running because I believe in what I have said on this page and those that follow.  With the exception of any copied email questions, quoted items, or copied information and articles, I am the one that is writing everything on this website.  There may be a place for my campaign team and supporters to write here but that will be under their names in a team page when the time comes.  Anything you hear from me in the process of this campaign will be from me.  I may use researchers to get my facts straight and note cards so that I use correct information in speeches but if this past election is proof of anything, it is that WE THE PEOPLE are hungry for a new crop of politicians that speak from the heart even if we don't always agree with them!  I could not have run at any other time because that is the ONLY way I could run for office.  I'm only human but I will say what I believe!
   I am running because I believe that someone with real AMERICAN principles of INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE, with an adherence to THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the COURAGE to fight for them, can help make our future and that of our children better than it has been in many years.
   I am running because I believe that with a modern vision of these United States of America, with the potential of this ever changing technological and scientific revolution, while holding on to the spirit of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WE THE PEOPLE can truly keep this republic the best and strongest the world has ever known.
   I am running because whether you agree with President Trump or not, he has demonstrated that one person can, with conviction and motivation, fight to keep the promises that they made during their campaign.  Others in government may not wish to help but it still CAN BE DONE!
   I am not running to get rich in politics.  While the salary seems high, maintaining a healthy life in two separate loacations, one of them being Washington D.C. that pay is not too far beyond reasonable.  Contrary to popular belief, the pension of elected officials is not a lifetime equivilant of their pay.  While it is decent, it is comparable to middle and upper management in the private sector.  I also don't care how special interests and lobbyists bribe their way into political favor, that salary is enough for me and I believe politicians spend FAR TOO MUCH time and energy raising side money to honestly govern as we need them to.
   I am not running to become one of these antiquated, permanent fixtures in the Senate or House of Representatives.  I do believe in term limits.  The only two things that would convince me to run for more than a second term is if an OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF TENNESSEE demonstrate that they want me to and if there is no CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to limit those terms.  Even if those two things happen and I have a third term, I would still be young enough that I would have to live as a regular citizen, just like the rest of you.  I believe that should show you that I am motivated to not support any special rules to apply to myself that would not apply to you!
   I am not running to tow the party line.  I may be a lifelong Republican but neither party has done the right thing for decades although sometimes they have both done it by accident.  My motivation is for my niece, nephews, godchildren and their children as well as those of my extended family and yours!
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I AM RUNNING TO SERVE
Elected office of any kind is a position of public service.  As Senator for the Great State of Tennessee, this is something I will never forget!  As your Senator, I will be your employee, not your ruler!  And while in service one can not take every phone call or letter but my response to you will NEVER be based on your ability to donate or influence others.  As long as your call, email or letter is done with respect and courtesy to myself and my staff, we will treat you with the same.  If however, you treat my staff and I in any rude manner we will terminate the correspondence.  I will serve you with professional courtesy and respect and I expect you to communicate with us the same way.
THANK YOU.