Lowery announces bid for U.S. Congress 

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Jerry Lowery, a public school educator announced his run to represent the 6th Congressional District of Tennessee.  

Lowery is a Navy veteran and worked his way through college working with his dad, Bob Lowery, with their plumbing business in Sparta. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.  

Lowery has served as a county commissioner in White County.  He was active in coaching at all levels in the community from T-ball to Little League to high school football. He is the current assistant principal at White County High School in Sparta.  

Concerning issues, Lowery said he is conservative in principle.  

“I am pro life and have a biblical view of marriage,” he said. “I support the Second Amendment rights of the people, and I also believe that we need a less intrusive, smaller government. We have so many government mandates and regulations that seem to be holding back the progress of this nation. The government is pushing their way into every area of our lives, from education to eating habits. We need a voice that is willing to raise a hand and question what our leaders in Washington D.C. are doing.”

Lowery is the son of Bob and June Lowery, of Sparta. He is married to Tracey Vaughn Lowery, the daughter of Bruce and Martha Vaughn, also of Sparta. He and Tracey have been married for 29 years. They have two sons, Joshua and Caleb. They have one grandson, Rex. 

The Lowery’s are members of First Baptist Church in Sparta, where Lowery teaches a Sunday school class.

Lowery is challenging incumbent Diane Black in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.  

“With the current congress approval rating at a very low level, I offer you a choice,” Lowery said. “Who are you going to trust with your voice in Washington, D.C.? 

“I humbly ask for your vote at the polls. Please visit my website at sendateacher.com.”  

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