Meet Renee

A  BRAVE VOICE FOR EAST TENNESSEE

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Whether it was riding up steep hills on her bike as a girl or watching her Mom work long hours, Renee learned early in her life what it means to be brave and fight hard for what’s important.

For the last 14 years of her career, she took those lessons to the Tennessee Clean Water Network, where she fought powerful special interests and polluters, ensuring they gave relief back to the communities they damaged.

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Meet Renee

A  BRAVE VOICE FOR EAST TENNESSEE

Whether it was riding up steep hills on her bike as a girl or watching her Mom work long hours, Renee learned early in her life what it means to be brave and fight hard for what’s important.

For the last 14 years of her career, she took those lessons to the Tennessee Clean Water Network, where she fought powerful special interests and polluters, ensuring they gave relief back to the communities they damaged.

Learn More

It’s time to clean up Washington.

The loss of jobs. The costs of healthcare. Endless corruption. It’s time we stopped ignoring these major issues and got to work to solve them. Check out my national award-winning video “Riverside Blues” to hear about how I’ll fix it in Congress.

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What if your mechanic treated your car the way my opponent treated this pandemic?

He played politics, sold stock, & voted against free COVID-19 testing. I volunteered in our community & raised thousands for the uninsured.

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Making Our Economy Work for Everyone

Much of the 2nd District remains rural, where an agricultural economy and lifestyle still dominate.  These lands were the basis of early American growth and remain fundamental to supplying agricultural [...]

Invest in America

Across America roads, dams and bridges are in poor condition; the electricity grid needs upgrades; water and sewer systems fail to meet federal standards with regularity; and broadband is limited [...]

Common-sense gun reforms

We all have seen the results of too many dangerous weapons in the wrong hands.  Now, we need to act.  I have made the following proposals: Allow the Centers for [...]

Everyone Deserves Clean Water

We must recognize that clean air and fresh water are necessary for our existence and quality of life.  That is why I have spent much of my professional career protecting [...]

Investing in a Green Economy

Residents of the 2nd District rely on TVA for their power.  There are no other provider options, but there can be more consumer options. TVA can expand its renewable energy [...]

Protect Public Education

I am a product of public education and I am proud of the education I received.  My father and uncles taught in the public school system.  I am committed to [...]

A Note on COVID-19

With the outbreak of COVID-19, I wanted to update you on what my campaign has been doing in response to this crisis. Over a week ago, I announced that my campaign [...]

The poll results are in

My campaign ran a poll of our district to better understand what issues are important to folks across East Tennessee and the results are in. It turns out -- everyone is angry. Republicans, Democrats, [...]

Hoyos rejects corporate insurance money

Here's a sentence you don't hear a lot of candidates say: I just turned down money.  Last week, my campaign received a check from an insurance corporation, and you know [...]

Our veterans deserve better

Earlier this month, my current representative, incumbent Congressman Tim Burchett, broke ranks with the rest of his Republican party. Incumbent Congressman Burchett was the only Congressman from Tennessee to vote [...]

East Tennessee can be flipped

My district, the U.S. House of Representatives Second Congressional District in Tennessee, ranges from the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the coalfields near Kentucky. My district contains [...]

I’m running for Congress

When I decided to run for Congress as a Democrat in Tennessee's Second Congressional District in 2018, I planned on working hard to earn the votes of people from all [...]

I’m not accepting a dime from corporations

I was employed at the Clean Water Network during the 2008 coal ash disaster at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tennessee. A pond storing coal ash collapsed, releasing [...]

I got cancer when I was 22

I was 22 when I was diagnosed with skin cancer. I didn't have insurance, and couldn't find affordable insurance anywhere. That was over 30 years ago, yet little has changed.  Close to [...]